ntpd startup too early + hangs

Harald Hoyer harald at redhat.com
Wed Feb 2 17:35:05 UTC 2005

Charles R. Anderson wrote:
> That isn't a fix.  In fact, if you remove that, ntpd might not even 
> start if your local clock is too far off.

No, because then the -g option is added.

        -g      Normally,  ntpd  exits if the offset exceeds the sanity limit,
                which is 1000 s by default. If the  sanity  limit  is  set  to
                zero,  no  sanity  checking  is  performed  and  any offset is
                acceptable.  This option overrides the limit  and  allows  the
                time to be set to any value without restriction; however, this
                can happen only once.  After that,  ntpd   will  exit  if  the
                limit  is  exceeded.  This  option  can  be  used  with the -q

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