[ntp:questions] Getting NTP to correct only the clock skew

Spoon devnull at localhost.com
Tue Apr 3 07:49:17 UTC 2007

Joseph Gwinn wrote:

> Spoon wrote:
>> The problem [...] is that the frequency offset of the system
>> clock changes by a huge amount every time the system reboots.
>> cf. thread titled "Clock skew changes drastically between reboots"
> Perhaps this was established before, but are the systems having the big 
> jump over a reboot all equipped with a drifts file?  If not, NTP must 
> relearn the local clock drift rate every time.  I would verify the 
> existence of the drifts file directly, not depending on configuration 
> claims.

Errr, I noticed the frequency offset had changed by reading the drift 
file once ntpd had settled on a value...

I don't understand the last sentence.

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