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Re: TODO for etch ?

Darren Salt wrote:
I demand that Florian Weimer may or may not have written...

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.

Maybe ntp, ntpdate etc. should recommend adjtimex?

If, then only ntpdate + adjtimex is a good combination.

ntp has its own sophisticated logic if skewing, but does not correct offsets > 500 sec (AFAIK). Having your BIOS clock at local time (e.g. UTC+1), then installing Linux with configuration system clock = UTC, will remain a falseticker. Even offsets of some minutes need a long time to be corrected by ntp.

Chrony can correct hours very fast.

Helmut Wollmersdorfer

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