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From: pierre@irsamc.ups-tlse.fr
To: util-linux@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Subject: [PATCH] Fix adjtime documentation
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:37:06 +0100
Message-ID: <8c9af50033cf8d287a8df373d4cade93@irsamc.ups-tlse.fr> (raw)

The first line of the adjtime file is made of three numbers (see 
- a drift factor as a decimal float
- the time of last adjust as a decimal integer
- a zero (for compatibility) as a decimal float.
but both man pages (hwclock.8 and adj_time.5) tell that the third number
is a decimal integer.
Of course this is harmless if somebody edits the adjtime file with "0" 
the third number: it will be correctly read by hwclock anyway.
But if for some reason, a program reads the adjtime file and expects an
integer, it will fail, because hwclock writes O.OOOO0O as the third 

Signed-off-by: Pierre Labastie <pierre.labastie@neuf.fr>
  sys-utils/adjtime_config.5 | 2 +-
  sys-utils/hwclock.8.in     | 2 +-
  2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sys-utils/adjtime_config.5 b/sys-utils/adjtime_config.5
index 049d4c585..fcdc7bf6c 100644
--- a/sys-utils/adjtime_config.5
+++ b/sys-utils/adjtime_config.5
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ the systematic drift rate in seconds per day (floating 
point d
  the resulting number of seconds since  1969  UTC  of  most recent 
adjustment or calibration (decimal integer)
  .B "adjustment status"
-zero (for compatibility with clock(8)) as a decimal integer.
+zero (for compatibility with clock(8)) as a floating point decimal.

  .SS Second line
diff --git a/sys-utils/hwclock.8.in b/sys-utils/hwclock.8.in
index 6c3a2e6ac..e62b4ad09 100644
--- a/sys-utils/hwclock.8.in
+++ b/sys-utils/hwclock.8.in
@@ -652,7 +652,7 @@ in seconds per day, floating point decimal; 2) the 
resulting number of
  seconds since 1969 UTC of most recent adjustment or calibration,
  decimal integer; 3) zero (for compatibility with
  .BR \%clock (8))
-as a decimal integer.
+as a floating point decimal.
  Line 2: One number: the resulting number of seconds since 1969 UTC of 
  recent calibration.  Zero if there has been no calibration yet or it

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2019-12-04 14:37 pierre [this message]
2019-12-06 11:52 ` Karel Zak

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