Bug 6600 - ThinkPad laptop does not adjust date at EDT-to-EST boundary
Summary: ThinkPad laptop does not adjust date at EDT-to-EST boundary
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 1999-11-01 15:36 UTC by Jay Turner
Modified: 2016-11-24 12:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 01:20:19 UTC

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Description Glen Foster 1999-11-01 15:36:52 UTC
My ThinkPad laptop didn't adjust to EST on Sunday 31-Oct.
Hilary Stokes also had the same problem on her ThinkPad
laptop.  My solution was "rdate -s lacrosse" and Hilary's
solution was to run timetool (as root) to change the date.
The bottom line here, however, is that gettimeofday() and
friends apparently doesn't work right on an IBM ThinkPad

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 14:53:59 UTC
assign to jakub

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 04:44:25 UTC
Is this still a problem with the current release?

Comment 3 Alan Cox 2002-12-14 01:20:19 UTC
This is a hardware flaw on the PIIX Intel chipset believe it or not. summer time
adjustment if the last day in october is a sunday is broken in the rtc

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