How come there is two init scripts to deal with the hardware clock at boot up?

Tobias Hunger tobias at
Mon Jan 30 08:47:00 GMT 2006

On Sunday 29 January 2006 22:57, martin f krafft wrote:
> Have you read the comments in the file? Hint: it's related to
> timezone settings, which are only available after /usr is mounted,
> but the clock is still initialised very early on for logging
> purposes.

S18 is not that early in the boot process.

In fact only one script ( is run between the two hwclock 
scripts. does not produce any output (in the non-verbose case), 
so the impression to the user is that both clock setup scripts are run right 
after each other.

Finally your argument does not hold, since does *not* 
mount /usr. This only happens in S35mountall. Is hwclock run way too early?

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