7 years ago
Given the decaying memory of all biological entities, including humans,
the 'stack' and the ordering that it gives is central to any process:
from making a cheese & onion sandwich to computing.
The ordering/recentcy provided by the stack demands a RTC.
The need to reset the RTC of the rPi on every reboot would be acceptable,
if this was obviously easy.
Consider: M$:DOS `date`:-
1. shows what its current value is;
2. shows a *VALID SYNTAX* to be easily copied to update, if required.
In contrast *nix: `man date` is 196 lines long !!!
Must each of us zillion slaves break off his important tasks to
research the required syntax for this essential RTC setting.
I did that wastefull brain-numbing exercise 5 years ago - and forgot it.
An example of why date stamping files is essential is:
when trying to recover yesterdays in a directory which
has plenty old *.pdf & *BIG.wav ..etc. files. You can't just see the
new files ; and searching is painfull,
uneconomical and STOOPID.
How many million rPi & similar need to find victims before they
write a 1-liner: Date, which EASILY allows any fool to set the RTC?
And put the damned label on the front of the bottle - not inside.
Forget about multi-cores and over-clocking.
It's the boring, trivial details that makes the big difference.
rPi is rather successful because of the 'eco-system' it's got;
which could never be 'built' in most of the rest of the world.