I realized that if I choose "Enhanced real time clock support" during
xconfig, the second CPU is not actually utilized on Alpha UP2000 SMP
according to xosview.
Has anyone observed this on other SMP motherboards?
I checked this with 2.2.14 and 2.2.15pre17. It must be a bug in
drivers/char/rtc.c in the kernel.
Without the real time clock support, I am now using "rdate -s <clock
system>" to correct the year 2020 problem. What function does
"enhanced real time clock support" provide other than true clock
of the system without the help of rdate?
G. Hugh Song