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Re: ntp and hwclock

Oleg Verych wrote:

Linux kernel updates CMOS (hardware clock) time every 11 minutes.
In-kernel clock, that uses various CPU/Chipset hardware and is stable
enough. Its precision is as good as CPU frequency high (mostly). Any big
drift may be caused by bugs in the kernel, low precision of CMOS while
computer is powered off.

Does the foregoing mean that Etch does not need ntp or ntpdate to maintain reasonable clock stability?

			Ken Heard
			Toronto, Canada

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