1. NAME

adjtime - smoothly tune kernel clock

2. SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/time.h>

int adjtime(const struct timeval * delta , struct timeval * olddelta );

3. DESCRIPTION

This function speeds up or slows down the system clock in order to make a gradual adjustment. This ensures that the calendar time reported by the system clock is always monotonically increasing, which might not happen if you simply set the clock. The delta argument specifies a relative adjustment to be made to the clock time. If negative, the system clock is slowed down fora while until it has lost this much elapsed time. If positive, the system clock is speeded up for a while. If the olddelta argument is not a null pointer, the

adjtime function returns information about any previous time adjustment that has not yet completed. This function is typically used to synchronize the clocks of computers in a local network. You must be a privileged user to use it.

4. RETURN VALUE

The

adjtime function returns 0 on success and -1 on failure and sets the external variable errno accordingly.

5. ERRORS

EPERM

    The calling process does not have enough privileges to access the clock.

6. NOTE

With a Linux kernel, you can use the

R adjtimex (2) function to permanently change the system clock speed.

7. CONFORMING TO

This function is derived from 4.3 BSD and SVr4.

8. SEE ALSO

R adjtimex (2),

R settimeofday (2)