[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Jul 24 14:55:30 UTC 2007


Richard,

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.

Dave

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
>>> system?
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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