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Re: TODO for etch ?

* Olaf van der Spek:

>> You should set the clock using NTP *before* starting any daemons.
>> Most daemons don't use monotonic clocks (I'm not even sure if Linux
>> supports them at the required level), and some of them fail in strange
>> ways if the system clock warps.
> Doesn't Linux or NTP support gradually changing the clock exactly to
> avoid such warps?

Gradually skewing the clock doesn't exactly work that well if the
offset exceeds a few minutes.  You don't want to run with a wrong
clock for hours or even days.

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