Time to slow down and be more careful

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Tue Apr 18 19:49:45 UTC 2017

Yo Jason!

On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:37:37 -0400
Jason Azze <jason at azze.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 1:37 PM, Gary E. Miller <gem at rellim.com>
> wrote:
> > But /etc itself is infrequently updated, may be set by any package
> > install to something far in the past.  The time on the driftfile, if
> > present is usually to within an hour.  Better if always set on ntpd
> > shutdown.  
> Is the kernel build time as returned by uname -a or uname -v a
> reasonable guidepost?

If you assume the kernel is no more than 20 years old, that gets you
within 148 years.  But not portable to Windows.  Hmmm, and looking at
several distros close at hand, not even portable between Linux's.

Darwin mini.rellim.com 16.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 16.4.0: Thu Dec 22 22:53:21 PST 2016; root:xnu-3789.41.3~3/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

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