[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Tue Jul 24 14:55:30 UTC 2007
It has been the case for the life of the distribution that, if you don't
specify a frequency file, it will never be written. In any case, the
frequency file has no date or time information.
Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> 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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