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

On Wed, 2001-10-31 at 14:58, John Goerzen wrote:
> Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de> writes:
> > As far as I understand it clock from powerpc-utils is obsolete and you can
> > use hwclock on all machines (including PReP machines?). Does that mean you
> > will remove the clock program from powerpc-utils?
> I'm not so sure this is true.  I've had terrible trouble with hwclock
> setting the CMOS clock to either 1903 or 1933. It seems to cause
> significant problems in this area.  

That happens to me when I have a bad crash or similar, are you sure it
happens for you when hwclock is run? Even if yes, hwclock uses /dev/rtc
so the problem is likely there.

> The clock program works fine.

It's still deprecated. If there are problems with the /dev/rtc driver,
they need to be fixed.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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