[ntp:questions] Apple Mac mini instabiliy

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Thu Feb 1 13:42:43 UTC 2007

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2007-02-01, Dmitry Ivanov <dimss at telecentrs.lv> wrote:
>>BTW Apple uses /var/run/ntp.drift file to store drift value. This is  
>>stupid because contents of /var/run is lost after reboot. I've  
>>changed this to /etc/ntp.drift.

is the /var tree realy trashed at boottime?

the idea with "/var" was to have a distinct path that needs RW access
were all other stuff from / , /bin/ ... can be mounted RO

For volatile storage /tmp and/or /var/tmp is used.

This would mean that apple is happily doing footperforation.


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