[ntp:questions] stepping and slewing

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Fri May 4 08:47:12 UTC 2007

>you can see slewed clock never moves backward, it can decelerate or
>accelerate clock by 0.5 ms/sec, but not set time backward of several minutes

Yes.  I think we are having a violent agreement.

If ntpd slews the clock, a user program will never see time go

>>Now I understand that stepping set clock immediately to correct time
>>(both forward and backward) while slewing permit to adjust gradually
>>time at max 0.5 ms /sec rate (ONLY forward). is'tt OK ?

What I was trying to say is that the slew could go backward as well
as forward.  There is an "it goes" implied in the "(ONLY forward)".
But what is "it"?  You probably meant time.  I was thinking of
slewing when I read it.

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