Bug 4896 - when booting smp redhat 6 clock is misread & set incorrectly
Summary: when booting smp redhat 6 clock is misread & set incorrectly
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-09-03 21:14 UTC by ian
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-22 06:19:54 UTC


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Description ian 1999-09-03 21:14:46 UTC
System clock is set using bios.

When system is booted using smp kernel in Redhat 6, clock is
incorrectly read and set to wrong time.

Hardware Abit bp6 board.  Not using 66 disks, ata video,
cdrom(atapi)

Comment 1 Doug Ledford 2000-04-22 06:19:59 UTC
This sounds like the system is configured to expect the system clock to be saved
in GMT time instead of local time and upon bootup the system date is being set
to the time in the BIOS +- the offset of your local time zone.  You can check
this by looking into the file /etc/sysconfig/clock and see if UTC is set to
false or true.  If true, then the system does indeed expect the system BIOS
clock to be set according the GMT, not local time.


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