RE: Hwclock error - "select() ... timed out" - SOLVED
From: Mark (msalists_at_gmx.net)
To: "'For users of Fedora Core releases'" <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 13:49:49 -0700
After going through the rc.sysinit and the init.d/halt scripts (that's the ones that call hwclock on boot and shutdown), it looks
like adding the line
is the right way of fixing this problem.
If I am wrong, let me know...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Arnold
> Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 1:22 PM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: RE: Hwclock error - "select() ... timed out"
> A quick update:
> I got hwclock to work by using the "--directisa" parameter.
> Must be related to the mainboard/BIOS of the various Dell
> systems. I talked to a support guy and he confirmed that
> different PowerEdge systems have totally different BIOSes and
> mainboards. Although he has not heard of my problem before...
> Now the last question: When I shut down the system it tries
> to sync the system time into the hardware clock and it gets
> the exact same error. How do I tell this process to use the
> "--directisa" parameter? Is there a config file or do I have
> to modify the respective file in etc/init.d directly?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mark
> > Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 12:04 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Hwclock error - "select() ... timed out"
> > Hi,
> > I have a new Dell PowerEdge 2650 and installed FC3. I update
> > the time against an ntp server. After rebooting, the time was
> > a few hours back. I resynched against the ntp server and
> > tried to do a "/sbin/hwclock --systohc", which gave me the
> > following error:
> > select() to /dev/rtc to wait for clock tick timed out
> > What causes this? I don't think it's a hardware problem since
> > the same thing happens an several machines that are all new...
> > Hwclock --show gives me the same error...
> > Thanks,
> > MARK
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