[ntp:questions] Linux NTP Kernel unsync flag remains long after NTP&Kernel have PPL sync

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Aug 29 17:53:30 UTC 2008

On 2008-08-28, Serge Bets <serge.bets at NOSPAM.laposte.invalid> wrote:

> One basic method to get and use the power-down RTC drift rate is to call
> "hwclock --systohc --nodrift" during shutdown, with --nodrift to prevent
> an importune recalculation of the rate. Then after startup, as soon as
> the system clock is tightly synced, call "hwclock --systohc" to evaluate
> the RTC drift since the last shutdown. However this method cannot
> possibly work with the eleven-minutes mode.

Why does any of this matter when you have NTP to set the clock at start

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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