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Re: Concerns with modifying system time?

From: Greg Thomas <thomasgd_at_omc.bt.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 09:31:16 +0100

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:42:22 -0500, Ryan Schmidt
<subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:

>On Sep 23, 2008, at 12:39 PM, Brandon Humphrey wrote:
>> I have recently noticed that the system time on our Subversion
>> server is a few minutes off (~3 minutes fast). I’d like to fix the
>> time by syncing with an internal date server, and configuring ntpd
>> to keep it in sync.
>> Is there anything I need to be concerned with when performing the
>> initial sync?
>If anybody commits new revisions in the ~3 minutes after you sync,
>the revisions will appear to be chronologically out of order,

I don't believe this will be an issue; my understanding of ntpd is
that it well understands this sort of issue, and rather than cause the
system time to jump back it will slow the clock down for a while until
it is accurate.


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