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

Sebastian Reichel elektranox at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 00:19:29 CET 2010

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:40:26PM +0000, Neil Jerram wrote:
> 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
> either.
> 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.

I just tried the patch and it seems to work. It will be included in the
next Debian kernel.

-- Sebastian
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