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

Tom Smith smith at cag.lkg.hp.com
Thu Feb 17 18:52:24 UTC 2005

Nikolaev, Sergey wrote:
> 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

Not a direct answer to your question, but it sounds like what you really
want to do is instead start ntpd with the "-x" flag.


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