The libevent issue (Was: Re: checking in)
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Nov 26 04:26:35 UTC 2015
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> > Are you sure? I did a check on major distributions in the debate around
> > dropping ntpdate. I'm pretty sure I checked Fedora and they were launching
> > with ntpd -g like everybody else.
> Anything ntp related on my systems has been hacked to run whatever I'm
> testing and/or some of my systems have been upgraded from many releases ago
> and who knows what got left behind. So I could easily be confused.
> Did you check CentOS as compared to Fedora?
I don't think I did. Situation still confused.
> In any case, we need a how-to-start-ntpd document that covers all the issues.
> The ones I know about are:
> the initial time may be way off
> wait until the time gets set
> start up as fast as possible
> data bases freak out if time goes backwards
Agreed. docs/quick.txt might be a start.
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