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Re: [SLE] realtime clock probs-solved ...
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 21:56:14 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405042156.14519.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 04 May 2004 16.53, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> If you had read my article O:-), you would know that while the system is
> up and running the CMOS clock is not used for anything in linux:

The RTC (real time clock) is on the CMOS chip and powered by its battery, as
far as I understand. Also, from what I can tell, the CMOS clock is accessed
quite frequently as part of the timer interrupt. I'm not exactly sure what
effect a low or dead battery will have on those, but it can't be good

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