RTC failure in January (was: New significant speedups coming to FreeRunner)

Sebastian Reichel elektranox at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 19:18:57 CET 2010

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 06:04:02PM +0000, Neil Jerram wrote:
> 2010/1/24 Andy Poling <andy at realbig.com>:
> >
> > I finally looked into it, and this is the problem (with RTC debugging
> > enabled): [...]
> Wow, what a fantastic bug!  So, IIUC, it will only strike someone who
> upgraded in January from a kernel without Werner's change, to one with
> Werner's change - because the old kernel will have left a 0 value in
> pcf->time[PCF50606_TI_MONTH].
> Amazing :-)  Great investigation too.  I'm really pleased that this is
> understood now and is going to be fixed.
> What about the attached patch to ease transition, and to get a working
> RTC before February?
> Regards,
>         Neil


what happened with this patch? My FR ran out of power, which
resulted in a reset RTC. Now I can't set it back to current time,
because of hwclock's read.

-- Sebastian
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