[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] What's up with hwclock?

Thomas Hood jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 23 14:13:10 UTC 2006

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> /etc/adjtime is a long time config file (as in it is as old as hwclock
> itself, it has probably been with us (Linux) for a decade or more).

The FHS prescribes a location for the file (which IIRC is /var/lib/hwclock/adjtime).
We can surely leave /etc/adjtime as a symlink to this location for backward
compatibility but we should be eliminating uses of '/etc/adjtime'.

> So, I'd leave it where it is or move it to an early writeable filesystem
> (which is even better).

The early writable filesystems we have been talking about aren't persistent.
/var/lib is the only persistent writable storage location available.

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