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From: Thanasis <thanasis@××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-amd64] hardware clock often doesn't sync to system on shutdown
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 06:16:15
1 I have a laptop (Gateway T-1625), set up with ntpd to sync the system
2 time (with the "-s" option in /etc/conf.d/ntpd) to a local system of the
3 LAN.
4 What happens is tha although it syncs the system time successfully, it
5 often fails to sync the hardware clock during shutdown although I have
6 set CLOCK_SYSTOHC="yes" in /etc/conf.d/clock, and so I see those "One of
7 the files in /etc/{conf.d,init.d} or /etc/rc.conf has a modification
8 time in the future!" boot messages. Then I can confirm the difference in
9 time using the commands "date" and "hwclock --show" which shows the
10 difference, eg:
12 # hwclock --show && date
13 Thu 11 Sep 2008 09:55:22 PM EEST -0.228853 seconds
14 Fri Sep 12 08:58:30 EEST 2008
16 Here is some more info in case you need it:
17 # rc-update show |grep clock
18 clock | boot
19 # uname -a
20 Linux dwarfy 2.6.24-29Aug-r8 #1 SMP Fri Aug 29 06:56:28 EEST 2008 x86_64
21 AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
23 I suspect buggy hardware and bios. Maybe related to another problem, the
24 system's clock freezing for random intervals if I don't boot the system
25 passing "noapic" or "noirqbalance" to the kernel .
26 See my report still open at


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[gentoo-amd64] Re: hardware clock often doesn't sync to system on shutdown Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>