[time-nuts] Oncore UT+ and NTP configuration
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Fri Jan 22 01:04:59 UTC 2010
Do you remember what the exact setting was to include the RTC driver in the kernel?
On Jan 21, 2010, at 7:43 PM, Bruce Griffiths wrote:
> Hal Murray wrote:
>> bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz said:
>>> Only issue for 8.0 was to ensure the real time clock driver was
>>> enabled or the initial time error would often be too large.
>> There is a command line switch that allows ntpd to start on systems that have
>> a bogus initial date/time.
>> > From the man page:
>> -g, --panicgate
>> Allow the first adjustment to be Big. This option may
>> appear an unlimited number of times.
>> Normally, ntpd exits with a message to the system log if
>> the offset exceeds the panic threshold, which is 1000 s
>> by default. This option allows the time to be set to any
>> value without restriction; however, this can happen only
>> once. If the threshold is exceeded after that, ntpd will
>> exit with a message to the system log. This option can be
>> used with the -q and -x options. See the tinker configu-
>> ration file directive for other options.
> I was aware of that, but using the real time clock seems to work better for subsequent power on, once the real time clock is set correctly.
> However with 8.0 the real time clock driver had to be specifically included in the kernel config file whereas in 7.2 it was automatically included.
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