[ntp:questions] 500ppm - is it too small?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu May 7 20:24:05 UTC 2009

Terje Mathisen wrote:
> Hal Murray wrote:
>>> An greater than 500 PPM suggests seriously broken hardware!
>> Or software.
> Indeed.
> This sounds a lot like the trouble many Linux boxes got into with 
> HZ=1000, where dropped timer ticks could cause all sorts of problems in 
> the form of unstable systems clocks that seemed to lose a lot more than 
> 500 ppm.
> Terje

Please be a little more careful with your attributions!!  Hal Murray did 
not write that first line!  I did!!

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