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Re: Stepping the clock during boot

I wrote:
> Well, it's a reason.  But note that such backward stepping would only
> happen when your clock is really screwed up.

brian writes:
> It actually used to happen every reboot of my server, which is why I'm
> aware of the dovecot problem.  When ntp (or ntpdate, I'm not sure
> which) would correct the time, the clock would move backwards 30
> seconds or so and dovecot would crash.

I can add an "X-Starts-Before: dovecot" line to protect dovecot.

I think that ideally chrony would replace hwclock as provider of $time
when present but I don't know how to arrange that...
John Hasler

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