Bug 58414 - RTC will be corrupted.
Summary: RTC will be corrupted.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-01-16 05:51 UTC by Erhard Kiefner
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-29 21:32:54 UTC
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Description Erhard Kiefner 2002-01-16 05:51:50 UTC
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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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How reproducible:

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!

Additional info:

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-01-29 21:14:54 UTC
This is an initscripts issue.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-29 21:32:48 UTC
How did you change the time?

Also, in what way is it 'corrupted'?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-25 21:56:34 UTC
closing, no response

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