[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#444276: initscripts: mount /lib/init/rw /proc and /sys with bad hours

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Fri Jul 24 21:09:05 UTC 2009

severity 444276 minor

> So If you have an idea to fix it (without change my BIOS time...)...

Nope, I do not.

The system clock is set from the hardware clock by the kernel without
timezone information, and later in the boot by the hwclock*.sh scripts
with timezone information.  The hwclock*.sh scripts require the rtc
kernel module to be loaded and the proper device created in /dev/.
This normally happen after udev is started, which is after /proc/ and
/sys/ is mounted, and thus it is not really possible to set the system
clock with timezone information early enough.

What exactly is the problem with having slightly incorrect timestamps
in these mount points?

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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