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Bug#499300: linux-image-2.6.26-1-686: rtc-cmos does not work on dell D630

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 05:13:00PM +0200, francois-xavier poignart wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.26-1-686
> Version: 2.6.26-5
> Severity: important
> The kernel fails randomly to read and write date from the cmos clock.
> Most of the time when the system boots, it fails to read the hardware clock.
> I also noticed random behavior using hwclock, it works once and then fails :
> sudo hwclock
> Wed 17 Sep 2008 11:01:52 AM CEST  -0.000624 seconds
> sudo hwclock
> select() to /dev/rtc to wait for clock tick timed out
> Then it works again after several minutes.
> Using the --directisa option does not work.
> The command sudo hwclock --show --directisa hangs for 20s or so and gives no result and no error message.
> Finally, the kernel logs are filled with message like this one:
> [18209.096567] set_rtc_mmss: can't update from 53 to 6

Does this still occur with 2.6.30?


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