gettimeofday(2) and time(2)

Derick Swanepoel dswanepoel at
Wed Jun 8 17:34:38 CEST 2005

On 6/8/05, Adam Lackorzynski <adam at> wrote:
> On Wed Jun 08, 2005 at 10:54:23 +0100, Tiago João Portela Jorge wrote:
> > in my case, all i had to do was to load the server. try that. no linking with
> > its libs are needed. the RTC only reads the clock and makes its value avaliable
> > to who wants to use it.
> Just to clarify, using the time backend makes gettimeofday and co work
> (when using dietlibc).
> If you're just using the rtc interface, you of course do not need that
> backend.

When I load the RTC server it prints out the time correctly as it
starts, but using time() in my program still returns -1...


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