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INITTODR(9)						   BSD Kernel Developer's Manual					       INITTODR(9)

NAME
inittodr -- initialize system time SYNOPSIS
void inittodr(time_t base); DESCRIPTION
The inittodr() function determines the time and sets the system clock. It tries to pick the correct time using a set of heuristics that examine the system's battery-backed clock and the time reported by the file system, as given in base. Those heuristics include: o If the battery-backed clock has a valid time, and is not significantly behind the time provided by base, it is used. o If the battery-backed clock does not have a valid time, or is significantly behind the time provided in base, and the time provided in base is within reason, base is used as the current time. o If the battery-backed clock appears invalid, and base appears non-sensical or was not provided (was given as zero), an arbitrary base (typically some time within the same year that the kernel was last updated) will be used. Once a system time has been determined, it is stored in the time variable. DIAGNOSTICS
The inittodr() function prints diagnostic messages if it has trouble figuring out the system time. Conditions that can cause diagnostic mes- sages to be printed include: o There is no battery-backed clock present on the system. o The battery-backed clock's time appears nonsensical. o The base time appears nonsensical. o The base time and the battery-backed clock's time differ by a large amount. SEE ALSO
clock_ymdhms_to_secs(9), resettodr(9), time_second(9) BUGS
Some systems use heuristics for picking the correct time that are slightly different. BSD
September 6, 2006 BSD

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TIME_SECOND(9)						   BSD Kernel Developer's Manual					    TIME_SECOND(9)

NAME
time_second, time_uptime, boottime -- system time variables SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/time.h> extern time_t time_second; extern time_t time_uptime; #include <sys/kernel.h> extern struct timeval boottime; DESCRIPTION
The time_second variable is the system's ``wall time'' clock. It is set at boot by inittodr(9), and is updated periodically via timecounter(9) framework, and also updated by the settimeofday(2) system call. The time_uptime variable is a monotonically increasing system clock. It is set at boot, and is updated periodically. (It is not updated by settimeofday(2).) The boottime variable holds the system boot time. It is set at system boot, and is updated when the system time is adjusted with settimeofday(2). The variable may be read and written without special precautions. All of these variables contain times expressed in seconds and microseconds since midnight (0 hour), January 1, 1970. The bintime(9), getbintime(9), microtime(9), getmicrotime(9), nanotime(9), and getnanotime(9) functions can be used to get the current time more accurately and in an atomic manner. Similarly, the binuptime(9), getbinuptime(9), microuptime(9), getmicrouptime(9), nanouptime(9), and getnanouptime(9) functions can be used to get the time elapsed since boot more accurately and in an atomic manner. SEE ALSO
clock_settime(2), ntp_adjtime(2), timeval(3), hardclock(9), hz(9) BSD
March 13, 2008 BSD
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