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Bug 58414 - RTC will be corrupted.
RTC will be corrupted.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-01-16 00:51 EST by Erhard Kiefner
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:25 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-29 16:32:54 EST
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Description Erhard Kiefner 2002-01-16 00:51:50 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0; Customized 

Description of problem:
There is a bug in the .../init.d/halt script of Red Hat 7.1/7.2. The system 
time will be written back to the RTC during each shutdown or reboot. That's a 
bug because the system time isn't accurate. The RTC will be corrupted. You have 
to comment out the line with the hwclock command. 

Our experience: The RTC of modern PCs and servers is very exact but the system 
time already differs after a short time from the real time.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set the RTC within the BIOS setup.
2.Boot Red Hat Linux 7.1/7.2.
3.Change the system time so that's different from RTC.
4.Shutdown the system.
5.Check the RTC within the BIOS setup. It's coruupted!

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Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-01-29 16:14:54 EST
This is an initscripts issue.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-29 16:32:48 EST
How did you change the time?

Also, in what way is it 'corrupted'?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-25 16:56:34 EST
closing, no response

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