Bug 3335 - System clock is reset incorrectly on boot
System clock is reset incorrectly on boot
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-08 10:37 EDT by rodsmith
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-23 15:58:44 EDT
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Description rodsmith 1999-06-08 10:37:02 EDT
After upgrading from Red Hat 5.2 to 6.0, I find that Red Hat
sets my hardware clock forward every time I reboot.  The
amount increases with increasing amounts of time shut off
(the clock increments close to an hour after being off
overnight), so I suspect that the init scripts' calls to
/sbin/hwclock are to blame (or, more likely, the default
values in /etc/adjtime -- doing rpm -V initscripts reveals
that this file hasn't been changed on my system since it was
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-06-11 18:24:59 EDT
There were some time problems found when using apmd on laptops and
some desktops where the time was set to GMT inappropriately. Please
update to the errata rpm pf apmd at ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.0/i386
and reopen this bug if that doesnt solve your problem.
Comment 2 rodsmith 1999-06-13 20:29:59 EDT
Upgrading the APMD RPM (I'm now using apmd-3.0beta5-8) does *NOT*
solve the problem.  I'm using a FIC PA-2011 motherboard in a desktop
system, and the system clock is set to local time, not GMT.  Time
shifts are not usually in even multiples of an hour.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 17:29:59 EDT
what happens if you comment out the:

$CLOCK --adjust

line in rc.sysinit?

------- Email Received From  "Roderick W. Smith" <rodsmith@channel1.com> 06/17/99 18:11 -------
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-23 15:58:59 EDT
The adjust of the hardware clock is removed as of
initscripts-4.22, available in the next Raw Hide release....

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