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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: PS3 clock is borked...I have three of them??? Reply with quote

I've recently installed Gentoo on my PS3. Everything is more or less going fine, except for the clock.

I appear to have three separate hardware clocks.

1) The PS3's native hardware clock which is used in the XMB. Linux probably doesn't have access to this. It is set to the correct time.
2) The hardware clock that kboot uses.** I can set this one to the correct time while in the kboot...thingy...., and it appears to stay on the correct time, even after reboots.

3) The hardware clock that Gentoo uses once the kernel is booted. This one always resets itself to sometime in February of 2006, no matter what the kboot hardware clock says.
I can set this clock to the correct time, but after a reboot it will have reset back to 2006. Before the Gentoo system reads and sets it's own broken "hardware clock", I assume it is going off of the kboot one, because I'll get a whole bunch of messages after the clock-read about "modification time being in the future". This "future" is actually the correct date, but since Gentoo thinks that it is 2006 it doesn't work correctly.

I've tried multiple configurations with setting each of the hardware clocks to UTC or local (yes, I can set those separately too, even though they should be one and the same), but I still haven't got the thing to work.

Has anyone else come across this? I know it's not exactly an everyday thing to have Gentoo installed on a PS3...but I thought I'd try just in case anyone might be able to help.

**It should be noted that I have very little experience with kboot. All three of my other Gentoo boxes use grub. It looks like it is similar to busybox though, am I right?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Gentoo on PPC.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

desultory wrote:
Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Gentoo on PPC.

Oops, I didn't know there was a PPC specific board, sorry. :?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use ntp. Have your tried that? Or are you needing the hwclock for something specific?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rangerpb wrote:
I use ntp. Have your tried that? Or are you needing the hwclock for something specific?

I'm using ntp on the thing now, so everything is fine once that starts. It still reads the hardware clock incorrectly though initially. Maybe it's a quirk with the PS3 hardware, and not the software?
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