[ntp:questions] Ntp-4.1.2: tinker step 0; always slew and kernel time discipline

Nikolaev, Sergey snikolaev at ebs.com
Wed Feb 16 20:34:54 UTC 2005


We have a requirement to always slew the clock even if it means long periods of time to correct the offset.

The NTP documentation mentions this tinker option:

step step 
The argument is the step threshold, by default 0.128 s. It can be set to any positive number in seconds. If set to zero, step adjustments will never occur. 
Note: The kernel time discipline is disabled if the step threshold is set to zero or greater than the default.

However when I set "tinker step 0" and restart ntpd, I see in "ntpdc -c sysinfo" that the kernel flag is still enabled.
Obviously, it is not disabled automaticly just by setting "tinker step 0".

Do I need to disable it explicitly? 

Thanks in advance,
Sergey



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