Or change the algorithm to use something like minutes since the epoch? Can't the people who want the current behaviour simply have a crontab that runs (hw)clock -[u]w from util-linux at whatever interval they want?
So, why don't we update the hours and be done with it? This * gets rid of annoying "set_rtc_mmss: can't update ..." messages.
It can hold a charge for up to ten years before needing to be replaced.
If your CMOS battery dies, your BIOS settings will reset to their defaults when your computer is turned off.
E.." - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to [email protected] read the FAQ at Actually I agree 100% with Andries -- having the kernel write back its time into the CMOS RTC every 11 minutes just because NTP is active seems like a random heuristic that probably "seemed like a good idea at the time".