[ntp:questions] Wrong time after changing hardware
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Fri Jul 27 19:16:20 UTC 2007
Certainly, ntpd could inspect and verify the frequency file metadata,
specifically to verify the creation/modification times. Of course, ntpd
is used to set the system time. That chicken lays eggs.
Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> David L. Mills wrote:
>> 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.
> Many operating systems seem to maintain some metadata for each file.
> This may, and often does, include the creation date-time and/or the
> modification date-time. If such metadata is available, ntpd could make
> use of it to ensure that stale frequency data is not used or, if it is
> used, is taken with a grain or two of salt!
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