[arch-projects] [PATCH] Make hwclock --adjust as well as --systohc optional (FS#13684)

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Mon Mar 28 11:02:30 EDT 2011

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Kurt J. Bosch
<kjb-temp-2009 at alpenjodel.de> wrote:
> This turns all hardware clock write access (setting and adjusting) the into
> an optional daemon.  (FS#13684)
> Should fix issues when using ntpd (kernel 11-minute-mode) and also in case
> of dual-boot.
> Further more the out of box HARDWARECLOCK setting is changed to "UTC" and
> "localtime" is discouraged because it can really mess up things especially
> with 'hwclock --adjust'.

In addition to fixing up the things mentioned by Dave, I suggest you
drop the change of the status message, and split the "UTC as standard"
into a separate patch. Maybe mentioning that using localtime might
cause "known, difficult to diagnose and unfixable bugs".

In general this looks fine to me, but we should reach a consensus on
the daemon v. var issue. It was my suggestion to use a daemon, but I
don't feel strongly about this. I saw that Dave just posted a new mail
so I'll reply to that with my reasons, as I think it is relevant.



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