[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd, boot time, and hot plugging
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Feb 4 00:32:08 UTC 2005
At 12:30 AM +0000 2005-02-04, Tom Smith wrote:
> 1) ntpd -gq
> 2) sleep [guess how long ntpd -gq will take, worst case, to set the clock]
> spin on ps looking for ntpd to start and then end
> 3) start ntpd [normal operation options]
> 4) start time-dependent services
If you're going to follow this model, then in step #2 you can
send queries to ntpd to see what it's status is, or you could just
monitor the clock and see if/when there is a large step. Or, you
could monitor syslog output, or look for changes in the ntpd.pid
file, or any number of other things.
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