Subject: Re: install/26635: Incorrectly Setting timezone when installing NetBSD 1.6.2 Release i386
To: David Laight <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/29/2004 13:56:45
In article <>, (David Laight) writes:
>> Not for 1.6.*, but NetBSD 2.0 has writable sysctl kern.rtc_offset,
>> *and* a place for the installer to put that, in "/etc/sysctl.conf".
> I wasn't aware that the rtc_offset had been made a sysstl, but you
> need to set it MUCH earlier in the boot process than rc.d/sysctl.
> It needs to be set before (or rather at the same time as) the system
> clock is originally set from the hardware clock.
> (in order to avoid time-warp issues).

The sysctl is rather pointless, then. Would before "fsck" be good enough?
You can't just tell "fsck" to go after "sysctl" though, as rcorder says
"...circular dependency...". Maybe we need a "sysctl1" and "sysctl2"? Or,
why is "sysctl" coming after "DAEMON"?