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On Sun, 17 Dec 2000, Matthew Dharm wrote:

> I was trying to figure out why I periodically get the message
>
> set_rtc_mmss: can't update from 0 to 59
>
> on my console. It appears that the kernel is attempting to update my CMOS
> clock for me, based on the more accurate data being provided by my xntpd.
>
> According to the notes in the code, this should work if my RTC is less than
> 15 minutes off... which I can guarantee it is. Accoring to hwclock, it's
> less than a second off.
>
> So, what's causing this message?

Check the power supply cabling, I had those messages due to a faulty
contact on a Tyan S1590, after fixing the P8 and P9 (AT-style) power
plugs, those messages were gone.
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