ntpd startup too early + hangs

Rik van Riel riel at redhat.com
Wed Feb 2 17:15:39 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Dan Williams wrote:

> ntpd needs to be smarter about when it does & does not look for servers 
> based on whether or not there's a connection.

You could say that about every daemon we have, including
eg. ypbind.  Alternatively, we could look at the impact
that networkmanager and other new desktop programs have
on the order in which the various services should be
started up, and correct that.

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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