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Re: [Ovirt-devel] [PATCH] fix ntp for the managed node and add ntp to default dhcp for dev app



Perry N. Myers wrote:
> ntpdate on the hosts only runs if there is something in
> /etc/ntp/step-tickers.  The managed node doesn't have anything in there
> presently.  If ntpdate doesn't run at startup, ntpd may refuse to
> synchronize with ntp servers if the time differential is too great.  If
> clocks are not synchronized, kerberos fails which in turn makes libvirt
> comms fail.
> 
> This patch adds dhclient exit hooks capability for setting step-tickers
> using the dhcp ntp-servers field.  In addition ovirtbr0 has PEERNTP set
> which enables /etc/ntp.conf setting.
> 
> For the developer setup, the dev wui host has dhcp set to send option
> ntp-servers so that nodes can get it as their ntp server (since nodes
> can't access the outside world)

This one is a no-brainer.  I'm just surprised there isn't a more "standard" way
to do it with the ifcfg scripts, but doing it in an exit-hook is fine, since we
don't need an additional dhcp option.

ACK

Chris Lalancette



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