Re: Linux timekeeping plans

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Thu, 03 Dec 1998 21:01:41 -0500

In message <>, Stefan Monnier writes:
| >>>>> "Colin" == Colin Plumb <> writes:
| > Slaving the clock does require some care, but because the interrupt
| > latency situation inside a single box is not nearly as messy as
| > internet delays that NTP deals with, the algorithms aren't as
| I must say (as an NTP user) that I don't understand: why don't you just
| allow xntpd to use the RTC as a local clock and let xntpd slave ths system
| clock with it ?

PC RTCs are horrible. For all that it lost up to 15 seconds a day, my
486DX2/66 kept better time in Linux (or OS/2, etc.) than its RTC did. My
P200 dosesn't appear to be much better.

brandon s. allbery	[os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator	     [WAY too many hats]
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			 KF8NH
			  Kiss my bits, Billy-boy.

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