[ntp:questions] ntpd, boot time, and hot plugging
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Wed Feb 2 17:53:18 UTC 2005
Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote in
news:mailman.4.1107361920.583.questions at lists.ntp.isc.org:
> The problem is that there are many services which really need
> proper time sync in order to operate correctly. You could just turn
> off time sync and let these things run freely, or you could find some
> way to shift the startup sequence so that only those things that
> depend on time sync are started after ntpd, and everything else is
> started before.
Does not "needing good time sync" imply communications with the outside
world? So wouldn't those items fail for other reasons if NTP wasn't up yet?
Ideally things that need quality time *and* connectivity would wake up when
both conditions came true, and take some other action when connectivity was
removed. It would be desirable for applications to be able to register to
be notified of these events.
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