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

Neil Jerram neiljerram at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 23 23:40:26 CET 2010

On 23 February 2010 18:18, Sebastian Reichel <elektranox at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

I wasn't able to test it myself, because I don't have a
cross-compilation setup, and I never heard of anyone else trying it

For me, the problem was actually "solved" by trying out SHR-T briefly
- while still in January.  Then when I switched back to Debian, the
RTC was fine again.  I remember thinking that I understood this at the
time, but right now I can't remember the detailed explanation.

In fact, if switching temporarily to another distro/kernel works for
you (and for anyone else), that's probably better than having cruft
like this patch in your ongoing kernel.


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