Bug 431163 - sysctl dev.rtc.max-user-freq no longer exists in the kernel
sysctl dev.rtc.max-user-freq no longer exists in the kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-01-31 23:24 EST by Charles R. Anderson
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 11:41:40 EDT
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2008-01-31 23:24:07 EST
Description of problem:

What happened to this sysctl?  It appears that some stuff depends on
this setting, e.g. kqemu.  There is only a hpet.max-user-freq now and
I get this funky permission error on 'sysctl -a':

# /sbin/sysctl -a | grep freq
error: permission denied on key 'kernel.sched_nr_migrate'
dev.hpet.max-user-freq = 64

# /sbin/sysctl -n -q dev.rtc.max-user-freq
error: "dev.rtc.max-user-freq" is an unknown key

Also, there is no more /proc/sys/dev/rtc directory at all.

Is this an artifact using CONFIG_RTC_CLASS/CONFIG_RTC_DRV_CMOS instead of
CONFIG_RTC?  What should applications that were changing this setting do now?

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Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-02-01 12:36:01 EST
Comment 2 Charles R. Anderson 2008-02-01 13:53:03 EST
Ok, so the API changed.  Will the 'sysctl' command be updated to search for
sysctls under /sys/class now?  I think the wiser move is to make sure the new
rtc driver exports the same sysctls under /proc/sys that the old one did.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 00:57:41 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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