Bug#755722: systemd must sync systemclock to RTC on shutdown

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Feb 4 00:41:14 GMT 2015

Am 31.01.2015 um 10:19 schrieb Stefan Fritsch:
> severity 755722 serious
> retitle 755722 systemd must sync systemclock to RTC on shutdown
> thanks
> Systemd must make sure that the system clock does not go backwards, 
> which causes all kinds of problems, with file systems and with other 
> software. To achieve that, systemd has to sync the system time to RTC 
> on shutdown. Upstream's argument that the system time may not be more 
> accurate is completely unrelated to this issue.

Upstream argues, that whoever changes the clock, should also make sure
to sync that to the RTC if so desired. E.g. if you change the time using
the builtin timedatectl command, it will make sure the RTC is synced.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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