The libevent issue (Was: Re: checking in)

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Thu Nov 26 04:26:35 UTC 2015

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> > 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.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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