[Pm-utils] [PATCH 8/8] pm-utils 1.2.3 proposed patches

Victor Lowther victor.lowther at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 10:54:30 PST 2008

On Nov 30, 2008, at 10:42 AM, "Dan Nicholson" <dbn.lists at gmail.com>  

> On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 8:00 AM, Victor Lowther
> <victor.lowther at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 29, 2008, at 2:32 PM, "Dan Nicholson" <dbn.lists at gmail.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> Well, I'll try sending a mail to alsa-devel and see if anything  
>>> happens.
>> Ok, but the alsa hook is pretty fast, so  it is lower on my list of
>> priorities.
> Yeah, it's not a big deal. At least, I think it should only be run if
> requested. Like NEED_SOUND_RESTORE or something. I'm sure it got
> blocked from getting back to this list, but here's Takashi's reply
> about needing the hook:
> http://mailman.alsa-project.org/pipermail/alsa-devel/2008-November/013030.html
>> I will probably release an updated 1.2.3 patch series later today.  
>> I missed
>> the slackware init system support patch, I made 50ntpd faster in  
>> the fast
>> path (it is still an ugly hack, tho), and there are some doc  
>> updates as
>> well.
> Yeah, go ahead and release. More releases can always be made later.
> What would it take to find if 50ntpd can be removed? I personally
> think it's a waste of time, but maybe I'm missing the real reason for
> it's existence. Should I ask on the ntp list?

Well, this code also seems to go all the way back to the initial  
checkin, and based on the commit log comments it is there to try and  
fix any clock drift the system may have experienced while asleep.

If we had a way to just tell ntpd to sync at the next oppourtunity,  
this hook would be much less ugly. However, it seems that there is no  
such way, so restarting ntpd is the only option, aside from just  
letting sync according to its usual schedule.

Since we don't, it may be best to drop this hook, just let ntpd  
continue to sync according to its internal schedule, and consider  
getting networkmanager to kick ntpd for us whenever the internet is  
back up.

> --
> Dan

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