[ntp:questions] Date Jumped

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 26 02:27:20 UTC 2010

David Woolley wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> If I see a notation in code saying, in effect, "can't get here" I add 
>> whatever call means "suicide with crash dump" if it's not already 
>> present.  I don't get many crash dumps but if the impossible happens I 
>> like to have it documented.
> In the environment in which I work, that strategy would be totally 
> uncacceptable to Marketing, as it essential that customer systems do not 
> stop dead.  I suspect that applies to many politically critical uses of 
> NTP.  Logging is desirable, but stopping is not.

Would you rather restart an "insane" system or just hope no one notices?
Granted that these things should not happen but they do!

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