Ntp -- getting it to work

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 02:28:55 PST 2014

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 3:37 AM, René J.V. <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:

> They'd done better by providing some kind of profile (mechanism) allowing
> to disable ntp or reduce its polling frequency when on battery ...
> Maybe it's possible to come up with something like that ourselves?

openntpd would be a good start; ntpd's fanatical attempt to maintain
microsecond clock accuracy is overkill for 99.99% of users as well as being
expensive in VM management and battery usage. Beyond that, probably try to
find out what alternative API pacemaker is using and modify ntpd / openntpd
to use that. (But if it were that simple, why would Apple have moved it to
a new, distinct daemon instead?)

I'm actually noodling a wiki page describing what I know of the whole thing
at this point; this will include some starting points.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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