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Bug 3465 - Hardware clock overwritten at boot time
Summary: Hardware clock overwritten at boot time
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-14 19:14 UTC by rychlik
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-23 19:57:54 UTC

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Description rychlik 1999-06-14 19:14:29 UTC
The script rc.sysinit writes to the hardware clock at boot
time. On a workstation which does not use the network to
set its clock, this results in incorrect system time after
every boot. Resetting the hardware clock should not be the
default in rc.sysinit! The fix is to comment out one line in
rc.sysinit. Put '#' in front of '$CLOCK --adjust'. I will
also post a patch to rc.sysinit.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-23 19:57:59 UTC
the hwclock --adjust call was removed in initscripts-4.22.

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