[ntp:questions] Re: "ntpd" and hwclock

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE
Tue Oct 4 14:28:39 UTC 2005

mike <michael.no.spam.cook at wanadoo.fr> writes:

> > My question does ntpd at any point changes the hardware clock ? If not then
> > who and when it is
> > done ?
> >
>    my linux (mandrake) also syncs the hardware clock at shutdown. most
> others will probably do so I guess. So that last delta into the 11 min update
> is taken care of aswell.

IMHO the correct time to update the CMOS is when the system time changed, not
when the system goes down. For SUSE Linux and the RTC running localtime (not
UTC), a single-user-boot followed by a reboot has always messed up the system
time. For mandrake you may be more lucky...


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