[ntp:questions] Writing the drift file

brian utterback brian.utterback at oracle.com
Fri Mar 6 14:40:30 UTC 2015

On 3/6/2015 4:35 AM, Harlan Stenn wrote:
> I'm wondering if we should just let folks specify a drift/wander
> threshold, and if the current value is more than that amount we write
> the file, and if the current value is less than that amount we don't
> bother updating the file.  If folks are on a filesystem where the number
> of writes doesn't matter, no value would be set (or we could use 0.0)
> and it's not an issue.

I am not sure I understand. Do you mean if the delta us more than the
threshold, or the actual current value?

In any case, I would always write the current value on an orderly shutdown.

Brian Utterback
Solaris RPE, Oracle Corporation.
Ph:603-262-3916, Em:brian.utterback at oracle.com

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