[arch-projects] [arch-announce] initscripts update

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue May 3 13:31:03 EDT 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 12:35 AM, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
<vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> On 05/02/2011 04:01 PM, Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Tom Gundersen
> wrote:
>>   * The adjustment of the hwclock for drift is moved into a daemon that
>> should
>> not be used in most scenarios as it can lead to subtle bugs (especially if
>> using
>> dual-boot or ntp). If you know what you are doing and want to adjust the
>> hardware clock for drift, add `"hwclock"` to your `DAEMONS` array.
> Question: Why this is already added by default to the daemons?

Good question. In principle, if you use the standard array (and do not
dual-boot), then the daemon makes sense. However, most people would I
guess replace it by ntp or openntpd. Maybe it should not be in the
standard array though, as the case where accurate time is needed but
ntp is impossible is extremely rare.


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