Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58414
RTC will be corrupted.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:25:03 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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!
This is an initscripts issue.
How did you change the time?
Also, in what way is it 'corrupted'?
closing, no response