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Re: nptd not changing time.
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: nptd not changing time.
- From: Thorsten Glaser <tg_(_at_)_66h_(_dot_)_42h_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 07:18:01 +0000
Jason Crawford dixit:
>No, I DO understand, however the log doesn't say *needs* to adjust, it
>just says, adjusting by. So people think, that's how many it did
>adjust it by.
No. It says "adjustING by", not "adjustED by".
This tense (forgot the grammatical term, progressive or whatnot)
is used to describe a currently running, or even started
precess, not one which has already finished.
> They don't think, it adjusted by a few seconds, and
>STILL NEEDS to adjust by however many more
To adjust is a term pretty common here. People have been
advising you to RTFM. Not ntpd does adjust, the kernel
does - and it does not "adjust by seconds", but it adjusts
the _rate_ the clock uses, _until_ it has been adjusted
by N seconds.
>what is going on and why. All I'm saying is, a differently worded log
>message would stop more people from being confused by this. And I'm
I don't think so.