[ntp:questions] ntpd and database servers

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at sun.com
Wed Jan 20 20:06:08 UTC 2010

David Woolley wrote:

> I don't believe that ntpd will work on a tickless kernel build, at least
> not when using the more accurate kernel time discipilne.

There is a project to have Solaris go tickless, so I have been giving
this some thought. It is trivial to prove that the kernel discipline
will work on a tickless kernel. However, actually figuring out how to
implement it is proving rather intractable. It definitely makes my
brain hurt thinking about it.

Brian Utterback

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