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Re: New to list

On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 09:39:25AM -0800, Brad Boyer wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 04:37:54PM -0600, richard wrote:
> > I know there are newer kernels out there, and that is my next step.
> > What I would like to know is if there is a " hwclock " solution yet. 
> > The computer keeps great time as revealed by " date ", but I think " at 
> > " and "cron " need the hardware clock to work.
> Unless someone has fixed it without telling the list, the hwclock
> interfaces are still broken on the 2.6 kernels for the mac subarch.
> There have been too many things broken and not enough people working
> on them, I'm afraid.

But the good news is, it is not really too bad. hwclock is run only during
boot and shutdown, if you can set you clock with other means (rdate, ntp),
the system will run fine. Even without this, it will run fine, only your
system time is wrong. On my mac, I added an rdate or ntp call early in the
startup and everything is fine, including cron jobs.

If you can fix this kernel bug, though, it would be even nicer, so please
send a patch!


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