Need for HW-clock independent timestamps

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at
Sun May 13 14:35:36 CEST 2018

reiner otto <augustus_meyer at> writes:

> Having implemented this solution already, I consider it some type of
> hack, as the standard time sync unfortunately happens very late in the
> start of the services, after rc.local called. And the sync might take
> quite some time.
> Which means, I had to "hack" the time sync immediately after WAN up,
> and to be done in a single shot, before starting WG.

Yeah, messing init script order is going to be hackish. You'd want to
add a hotplug script to react to when the NTP daemon syncs and apply
config after that. See the dnsmasq hotplug script for an example:;a=blob;f=package/network/services/dnsmasq/files/dnsmasqsec.hotplug;h=781d5337348bb8e927bd15f1caac94a5e7a9ba63;hb=HEAD

For WG it should be necessary to wait to configure the wg interfaces;
they just won't validate correctly until time is fixed. So you could
configure the interfaces in /etc/config/network and just have the
hotplug script add the default route (or whatever your needs are).

> However, as a real RTC is rather cheap, it might be a good idea, in
> case of commercial apps, to ask the supplier of the device to be used
> for the inclusion of a RTC. The more requests, the better the chances
> to find more devices with RTC included.

Sure, for people who are building their own hardware. Most people
aren't, though...


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