[ntp:questions] ntp daemon wakeup/sleep patch by RedHat

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed Jun 13 21:46:29 UTC 2007


It should be widely understood that patching out the 1-s will completely 
disable any verions of NTP. That done, no polls will be sent, the 
frequency will not be disciplined, and on and on.


Halim Issa wrote:
> Hello list,
> Can anyone please tell me if the patch from RedHat to prevent the NTP daemon 
> to wake up every second has been or will be committed to a mainline release?
> Patch was written as a response to the powertop program which identifies the 
> top power consuming applications on systems.
> RedHat patch to ntp:
> http://cvs.fedora.redhat.com/viewcvs/*checkout*/rpms/ntp/devel/ntp-4.2.4-sleep.patch?rev=1.1
> PowerTOP's description of NTP's 
> http://www.linuxpowertop.org/known.php
> Thanks in advance.
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