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Re: Bug#116780: util-linux: hwclock shouldn't be run



On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 12:40:51PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org> writes:
> 
> > John, what kernel/machine do you have hwclock causing a hang?  I'm not
> > sure off the top of my head what the status is in 2.2, but 2.4 has a
> > "proper" /dev/rtc driver.  We should be using hwclock.  Clock is an
> > awful ADB-bit-bashing hack that needs to die.
> 
> I'm using BenH's 2.4.x kernels.  I observed this behavior in both
> 2.4.13pre and 2.4.10 release.  I had not installed hwclock when I was
> using any previous version.

you configured it wrong then.

CONFIG_RTC=n
CONFIG_PPC_RTC=y

that is the correct config.  yours is no doubt backwards.

> The clock program works flawlessly.

hwclock works perfectly under both 2.2.18 - .20 and 2.4.* so long as
you configure them properly.  i have several systems here to prove it.

the clock program as Dan put it is a kludge that must die, and a
couple users misconfiguring thier kernel is no reason to bring it
back.

now if benh just broke his latest kernel thats a kernel bug and still
no reason to bring back kludges.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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