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Old 09-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Default Bug#398449: closed by Bastian Blank (uses new-style rtc and hpet emulation now)

Le Sat, 13 Sep 2008 20:18:07 +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System a écrit:
> It has been closed by Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org>.
> Version: 2.6.26-1
> Since 2.6.26 we only have new-style RTC and the HPET irq emulation
> enabled. This should have fixed this.

Dunno... 2.6.26 isn't in Etch, so this doesn't fix Etch :/

Meanwhile, 2.6.18 was out in Etch, and then 2.6.24 in Etch'n half. I'm
currently running the latter.

After spending more time investigating, I concluded the "standard" rtc
driver is at least partly broken in those kernels (and probably 2.6.26 too)
on many motherboards (Asrock 775i65g here at home, Dell Optiplex 320DT at
work). Is it the one based on HPET ? Because, a working solution better than
"--direct-isa" is to replace it _at_boot_ with genrtc (listing it
in /etc/modules + blacklist rtc in /etc/modprobe.d/somefile + reboot). So
the genrtc works perfect (with hwclock, chrony etc), but what is it based
on ?

Hope this helps,

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