[ntp:questions] Can NTP affect the time even when not running? (with platform details this time)

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Mon Nov 29 17:37:27 UTC 2004

"Wolfgang S. Rupprecht" <wolfgang+gnus20041124T165542 at dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com> wrote in message news:<x7brdmka7x.fsf at bonnet.wsrcc.com>...
> Folks will want to stop using the CPU cycle counter for timekeeping
> ASAP.  That trick just isn't going to work for much longer.  (AMD
> boards do seem to have the new counter-timer chip which is CPU speed
> independent and has a linear 64-bit counter.)

That was already true 20 years ago. We had that problem on the VAX 8600
when it first came out.


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