Bug 42274 - FHS 2.2 mandates /etc/adjtime -> /var/lib/hwclock/adjtime
FHS 2.2 mandates /etc/adjtime -> /var/lib/hwclock/adjtime
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
7.1
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-25 10:27 EDT by Daniel Roesen
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-25 10:53:01 EDT
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Description Daniel Roesen 2001-05-25 10:27:35 EDT
Currently, the adjtime file resides in /etc, FHS 2.2 mandates
/var/lib/hwclock as proper path.

Subject: [ANNOUNCE] FHS 2.2 Released
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 17:19:32 +1000

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Major changes:
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        o /var/lib/hwclock explicitly added for adjtime.
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        o adjtime, disktab, fdprm, lilo.conf, ttytype removed from
          /etc examples.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-05-25 10:40:17 EDT
That's dumb.

You want to sync your clock as soon as possible on bootup/as late as possible
on shutdown. Hence, you want to do it before other FS are mounted.

Moreover, this is not something external apps need to care about, so why
is the FHS even specifying it?
Comment 2 Daniel Roesen 2001-05-25 10:44:39 EDT
Don't shoot the messenger, I just cited the announcement I just have read. Dunno
what's the reasoning behind it... See Bug #42273 for a related change.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-05-25 10:52:56 EDT
I'm not shooting the messenger, I'm just explaining why I'm probably
going to close this as WONTFIX. ;)

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