So, I’ve been experimenting with running servers on Raspberry Pi3, using CentOS 7.

CentOS is widely used in the enterprise environment, and it was recently released for the RPi.  See:

Anyway, it needed a fake hwclock package, to help it cope with running without a hardware clock. Based on stuff that I found on the internet, I came up with a systemd unit to provide that service.

Find it here:

Note:  I originally named this package “fake-hwclock” but that is a real package for RPi.  The author contacted me and asked me to rename it, to avoid confusion.  So now it is soft-hwclock.