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?
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I agree with this bug report.
fixed in initscripts-3.84.
This was fixed. But in initscripts 5.49 the fix is gone again. Is this by
design or by mistake?
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
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.