Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50974
Missing hwclock flags in rc.sysinit
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:22:19 EDT
Description of problem:
Some of us still use machines with brain dead BIOSes that require hwclock
to get the --badyear flag. There is currently no way to provide this flag
during boot time other than to edit rc.sysinit.
It would be really nice if CLOCKFLAGS could be set in /etc/sysconfig/clock.
The following simple patch achieves this:
--- rc.sysinit Tue Jul 24 16:08:01 2001
+++ rc.sysinit.2b Sun Aug 5 15:43:08 2001
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@
case "$UTC" in
It would also be nice if the installation and setup tools could include an
option to ask if --badyear should be included in /etc/sysconfig/clock. ;)
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.
Patch added to the initscripts in 6.12-1. Adding it to the config tools I doubt
will happen at this point.