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Re: GRUB Legacy Bugfix for Misbehaving/Broken RTC

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: GRUB Legacy Bugfix for Misbehaving/Broken RTC
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:22:25 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 01:37:14PM -0700, BJ Black wrote:
> Hi all!
> I recently experienced a problem on a fleet of CentOS 6 boxes with GRUB
> 0.97 that had a dodgy CMOS battery and the RTC was broken.  In this
> circumstance, the timeout on the GRUB menu never moved because GRUB
> didn't think any time had passed...  So I wrote a fix that monitors both
> the 18.2Hz PIT (via currticks()) and the RTC (via getrtsecs()) and falls
> back to PIT if it seems like the RTC is being naughty...
> (and no, fixing the CMOS batteries isn't an option here, nor is
> replacing the motherboards, nor is upgrading to GRUB2 :-/ )
> That said, I'd like to contribute that back, but since legacy is no
> more, I'm not sure where that patch should go.  Obviously I can hang on
> to the patch personally, but if there's someone still maintaining legacy
> (for even a very casual definition of "maintaining"), I'd love to
> contribute my little fix.  Thought I'd start here before going to the
> centos folks (though obviously that's an option as well).

That is nice from your side. Sadly we are no longer maintaining GRUB
legacy. So, this means that we cannot get your fix. However, if you find
the same issue in the current version of GRUB we are happy to take
relevant fix for it.


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