Bug 3458 - hwclock --adjust (ie. boot) hangs
hwclock --adjust (ie. boot) hangs
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-06-14 12:35 EDT by jes.sorensen
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-14 12:58:26 EDT
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Description jes.sorensen 1999-06-14 12:35:35 EDT
If one by accident gets the system clock set to some time
far out in the future, boots the system (thus having
/sbin/hwclock --adjust run by /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit), then
reboots and sets the clock back using the BIOS. After this
the system will hang at boot time when hwclock --adjust
tries to wait several years to catch up on the time.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-14 12:58:59 EDT
And you expect the software to do what? :-)

------- Additional Comments From   06/14/99 13:07 -------
I expect it to detect that it is about to wait for ages and let the
user know, ideally it should print a warning message if it believes it
is about to wait for more than say 1 minute.

I can solve this kind of problem myself, but to be frank, I doubt that
the average user will be able to figure out what is wrong and fix it.
I am sure your support people will love trying to figure out the
problem if they get a customer calling on this one.

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