[ntp:questions] System time changes only on restarting ntpd service and query about iterating through the sources

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Wed Sep 5 18:25:52 UTC 2012

Arpith Nayak wrote:
> I'm running into this problem.  The system time is set to
>  1970 after every system reboot.

Many embedded systems without a battery backed RTC TOY
 set the date / time to file time stamps on boot,
 before starting ntp.

e.g. set to kernel timestamp, check a specific directory
 for latest transaction file timestamps & set if newer,
 {usually with a bit more qualification}, start ntpd.

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