Subject: date on raq1
To: None <>
From: FireWire BSD <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 12/13/2005 21:49:52
  I have a date/time problem with my cobalt raq1, the clock is running
faster than normal, it does 30 hours per day ....
I googled that, and found that it may come from the battery, before
changing it i measured the voltage it was 3,2V so i think the battery is
ok, then I tried this :
- boot on the cobalt with serial port then go to the "bios" (Cobalt:
prompt), writertc to correct time and leave it for 24 hours.
- after 24 hours, i typed readrtc, the difference was only 3 seconds
So i think it's not coming from the hardware, but from the netbsd
I was running 1.6.1 and had some timing problem but not to the point of
6 hours per day, then i upgraded via CVS to 2.1-stable.
I am using Generic kernel with only one modification : disable dma :
< pciide*       at pci? dev ? function ? flags 0x0000   # GENERIC pciide
> pciide*       at pci? dev ? function ? flags 0x0ff0   # GENERIC pciide
< wd*           at atabus? drive ? flags 0x0000
> wd*           at atabus? drive ? flags 0x0ff0

Can someone please help me? because the simple fact to add ntpdate,
while changing too much timing, my crons are completely lost :(

Any help is welcomed,
Thank you all