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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: Linux updates RTC secretly when clock synchronizes

> >> 3. AFAICT, if xntpd writes to the RTC, then it has achieved true
> >> synchronisation to a reference clock other than the RTC.
> > I thought the original poster was claiming that the /kernel/
> > wrote to the RTC, which would explain the behaviour I'm seeing.
> The kernel itself never writes to the RTC, and that is one of Linus's
> decisions with which I am in 100% agreeance (and one thing I hate about
> Windows). In fact, the kernel itself also doesn't read from the RTC
> either, but leaves that to userspace.

Wrong two times.
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