[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 24 12:44:24 UTC 2007

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

If it's a significant problem, perhaps ntpd should have a build option 
that disables the writing of a drift file.

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