Bug 515 - Doing "hwclock --adjust" in rc.sysinit would be a good idea.
Doing "hwclock --adjust" in rc.sysinit would be a good idea.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1998-12-18 07:35 EST by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-15 17:04:46 EST
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Description Göran Uddeborg 1998-12-18 07:35:16 EST
According to the hwclock manual page:

It is good to do a hwclock --adjust just before the hwclock
--hctosys at system startup time ...

That makes sense.  Why not add that to rc.sysinit, if
/sbin/hwclock is found?
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-22 16:29:59 EST
This change request has been assigned to a developer for further
Comment 2 nealmcb 1999-01-24 23:58:59 EST
I agree with this bug report.
-Neal McBurnett
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-05 12:34:59 EST
fixed in initscripts-3.84.
Comment 4 Göran Uddeborg 2000-12-15 16:56:15 EST
This was fixed. But in initscripts 5.49 the fix is gone again.  Is this by
design or by mistake?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-15 17:04:42 EST
Design. We had it in place for a while, and there were many reports
of it doing odd things with clocks.

The current initscripts sets the hardware clock on shutdown as
well as reading it on startup, so it should be kept relatively
in sync.
Comment 6 Göran Uddeborg 2000-12-16 14:26:25 EST
Ok.  It won't be as good if the machine is only up for short times and then down
for long.  But if the other solution was causing other problems, I guess it's
better than nothing.

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