[arch-dev-public] [PATCH 1/3] rc.sysinit: background hwclock calls

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 15:24:55 EST 2009

On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 9:28 PM, Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 9:26 PM, Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> hwclock calls appear to block somewhere between 1 and 2 seconds when we have
>> back-to-back calls. My theory (without looking at the code) is that hwclock
>> has to synchronize to the 1 second intervals of the hardware clock, so it
>> can sometimes take up to a second to complete.
>> To get around this unpleasant behavior, we can background the calls at point
>> X in the boot sequence, and then later at point Y in the script (when we
>> absolutely need the clock actions to be complete), we wait on the
>> subprocess. This allows the rest of the boot sequence, after the hwclock
>> code block, to continue until the point where we wait on the subprocess.
>> Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org>
>> ---
> I discussed this patch series with Thomas a while back; I'd be happy
> to answer questions on it. They have worked great on my Eee over the
> last month.

These look good to me. Feel free to push them if no one else takes issue with it

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