[systemd-devel] [PATCH] timedated: add configure option to set name of controlled NTP service

Andrei Borzenkov arvidjaar at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 05:34:41 PDT 2014

On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Lennart Poettering
<lennart at poettering.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 26.08.14 11:41, Miroslav Lichvar (mlichvar at redhat.com) wrote:
>> > > This is useful for installations where some other service than
>> > > systemd-timesyncd is used to synchronize the system clock.
>> >
>> > What's the rationale here?
>> To have timedated/timedatectl managing the right NTP service on
>> distributions like Fedora.
> I don't really think that timedated should manage an NTP server like
> ntpd/chrony. timedated's primary job is to be a service to GNOME and
> other DEs. But if an admin wants to upgrade to a full NTP server, then
> he should really enable/disable that with "systemctl" or a similar
> command.

What's wrong with having standard API for querying whether NTP is
enabled on a system? Is it better if every DE has to use home-grown
checks multiplied by number of NTP implementations?

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