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

Uwe Klein uwe at klein-habertwedt.de
Sun Sep 9 15:50:36 UTC 2012


unruh wrote:
> On 2012-09-08, Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
>>I've never seen such a system.  I hope I never do!  Who 
>>manufactured/distributed this P.O.S???????
> 
> 
> Intel?
> I think that the theory might be that in this way the battery will not
> fall out accidentally, and it usually lasts long enough (5 years or so)
> that the motherboard will be scrapped anyway.
> 

There are enough embedded systems around
that just don't have a backup battery or a dedicated rtc at that.

One can have a range of oppinions on this ( or better not,
there are sufficiently persuasive reasons around to not have that
functionality ).

uwe




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