[ntp:questions] Automatic time synchronization of local hw clock.

Mimiko vbvbrj at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 11:12:25 UTC 2014

On 14.04.2014 13:01, Harlan Stenn wrote:
> I would expect ntpd -q to correct the system clock, not the BIOS clock.

So ntpd has nothing to do with hardware clock.

>> >This is the command line which starts ntpd as service:
>> >
>> >/srv/ntpd/bin/ntpd -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -g -l /srv/ntpd/log/ntpd.log -s
>> >/srv/ntpd/log/ntpstats/  -c /srv/ntpd/etc/ntpd.conf -u
> OK, thanks - that looks good.

Yes, but -g option didn't prevent ntpd to fail when system time 
difference was 1 hour.

> You might want to consider running a cron job from time to time to set
> the BIOS clock from the system clockc, if ntpd is not updating the BIOS
> clock for you.

Well, I added a cron job like this:
0 * * * *  root  /sbin/hwclock -w --localtime

for every hour.

Mimiko desu.

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