[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Jul 24 03:06:20 UTC 2007

On 2007-07-24, Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:

> If the drift value has not changed significantly, it would be
> sufficient to simply "touch" the file to reset the date/time. Is
> writing a one block file once per hour really that heavy a load on the
> system?

Embedded systems / appliances which use flash memory are one place where
writing/touching files unecessarily is a BadThing(tm).

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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