[blfs-support] Questions on (b)lfs-bootscripts-20120127

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 10:31:39 PST 2012

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM,  <alupu at verizon.net> wrote:
> On 02/13/12, Nathan Coulson<conathan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The reason it was disabled, was that we believed that one clock source
>> did a better job of keeping accurate time, then switching between 2
>> (system, and the hardware clock).
>> We actually use this code in BLFS, under
>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/basicnet/ntp.html as we
>> consider ntpd an accurate source.
> Hi Nathan,
> You must have missed Andrew Benton's clear (and definitive, I'd say)
> resolution to this conundrum (Sun Feb 5 04:29:11 MST 2012):
> For easy reference, Andy's words:
> <<
> I seem to remember that the shutdown symlinks weren't made and the
> setclock script wasn't run at shutdown unless you installed the ntp
> daemon from BLFS.
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/basicnet/ntp.html
> Execute the following command if you would like to set the hardware clock
> to the current system time at shutdown and reboot:
> ln -v -sf ../init.d/setclock /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K46setclock &&
> ln -v -sf ../init.d/setclock /etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K46setclock
> In other words, if one uses something _like_ 'ntpd -q' as I do
> (as does Andy too, I presume) in the course of their activities,
> then resetting the hardware clock to the current _exact_ time
> by running 'setclock stop' makes eminent sense.
> So it was not really disabled, it's usage ("stop") was left to
> the discretion of each individual, instead of forcing it on
> the  unsuspecting (and Innocent) user.
> In other words, FWIW, I 100% agree with Andy's treatment of this issue.
> -- Alex

I did, and he is right.

Nathan Coulson (conathan)
Location: British Columbia, Canada
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