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Re: hwclock error on DECstation 5000/133 with 2.4.22

To: Richard van den Berg <>
Subject: Re: hwclock error on DECstation 5000/133 with 2.4.22
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 16:12:54 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0309022258540.17245-100000@whale.dutch.mountain>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Original-recipient: rfc822;
On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Richard van den Berg wrote:

> Kernel 2.4.17 (Debian kernel-source package) didn't give following error: 
> fortuna:~# hwclock
> hwclock: ioctl() to /dev/rtc to turn on update interrupts failed 
> unexpectedly, errno=25: Inappropriate ioctl for device.
> fortuna:~# hwclock -v
> hwclock 2.4c/util-linux-2.11n

 Please upgrade util-linux -- this has been fixed long time ago.

> 2.4.22 checked out august 27th, system time gets set, don't know if above
> message has other effects. With this kernel recognizes the LK401 keyboard,
> 2.4.17 gave id 186.

 Well, ID 186 looks bogus -- DEC assigned these IDs starting from 1 and
finished at 4, apparently.  I wouldn't recommend running a kernel as old
as 2.4.17. 


+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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