[ntp:questions] Keeping NTP Honest

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Jul 15 21:10:49 UTC 2009

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> David Woolley wrote:

>> Such improvements are unlikely as it turns out that the subject of 
>> this thread is an area where Dave Mills refuses to acknowledge a problem.
> There is no problem unless you insist on shutting down your system 
> frequently.

So, basically, as long as you act irresponsibly with respect to use of 
energy and other resources, you will have no problem.

Powering down is often the optimum way of minimising energy usage and 
maximising the time till land fill.

To avoid temperature transients entirely, you would need top end air 
condiitioning and you would have to disable power management in the 
hardware, and generate make work for both the CPU and things like disk 
seek mechanisms, to ensure that temperatures were constant and even.

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