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

On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 08:54:45AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
> > you should not change it.  this is caused by misconfigured kernels, on
> > powerpc the kernel *MUST* be compiled with CONFIG_PPC_RTC and NOT
> > CONFIG_RTC, the latter must be disabled, completely.
> And this is documented where?  Why is CONFIG_RTC even offered if it's
> buggy?  Not only that, but I had both compiled as a module.  If the
> kernel is loading the wrong one, again I maintain it's a bug in the
> kernel and not with me.

CONFIG_RTC is not for PowerMacs, or even most powerpcs.  its not
buggy, its simply the wrong driver.

compiling both as a module won't work since modutils happily loads the
wrong (CONFIG_RTC) one every time.

> Before you start flaming people, perhaps you ought to check to see
> where people might find out this information while compiling the
> kernel.

before filing bugs to have packages broken intentionally perhaps you
should check the f-ing list archives where this `problem' is mentioned
hundreds of times.

> I see no reason that you should automatically assume that users will
> magically divine that a certain commonly-used kernel option will
> interfere with hwclock.  Suggesting that is ludicrous.

and suggesting that we add bugs to util-linux to fix YOUR deficient
and broken kernel configuration is even more ludicrous.

you should have filed a bug against the kernel asking for more

Ethan Benson

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