hwclock delaying boot...

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Thu Feb 12 22:21:43 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 01:16:48PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 06:54 -0700, LaMont Jones wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:18:09AM +0000, Daniel J Blueman wrote:
> > > Boot-charting jaunty-A3 [1] on my SSD system, we see both the
> > > 'hwclockfirst.sh' and 'hwclock.sh' init scripts invoke 'hwclock
> > > --hctosys --utc', being significant on the map.
> > 
> > The two scripts are debian/ubuntu specific, and yes they both need to be
> > there.  There are a series of long discussions centering around when we
> > removed one of them.
> > 
> We did a deep-dive on this at the sprint, and it turns out that neither
> of them are necessary.
> 	http://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareClock

It's an awesome page full of sanity.  I like it.

Anyway, just wanted to note that ntp refuses to touch your clock if it's
too far out of sync (more than 1 hour, IIRC), so ntpdate may still be

Marius Gedminas
Never trust a computer you can't repair yourself.
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