ports/156508: [PATCH] emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions: deal with gues OS time sync
tut at nhamon.com.ua
Thu Apr 28 09:33:43 UTC 2011
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:42, Bernhard Froehlich <decke at bluelife.at> wrote:
> I think that patch is overkill. We should better document that in the
> wiki and tell people to add vboxservice_flags="--disable-timesync" if
> they want to use ntp/ntpdate and not conflict with the host time
> synchronization. I see no reason why we should forbid the user to do
> stupid things like running multiple NTP clients.
There are definitely two options:
* make it works out of the box
* patch the documentation
I saw a FreeBSD kernel commit with kern.hz=100 modification for guest
OS. But there was also an option the leave this in the documentation
instead. So I realized out of the box here is OK too.
BTW, --disable-timesync looks worse, than ntpd_enable="NO". Host OS
can keep time better. And this is quite important, when the host OS
has no Internet connection and so ntpd in the guest OS can not get
proper time from remote NTP servers.
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