[ntp:questions] Does NTP cause an abrupt/sudden change in an orphan's system time?

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Thu Aug 9 15:05:08 UTC 2012

On 2012-08-08, David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:
> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>> What will happen when ntpd is started has been discussed elsewhere in
>> this thread.
> If you want to clear a very large error by a pure slew, the best way is 
> not to start ntpd until you have cleared the error, but, instead, to use 
> whatever utility your OS uses to access the system calls that ntpd uses, 
> and set a high slew rate, which you only clear when you are approaching 
> zero offset.

But why should he have to do this by hand? Why should ntpd not do it for
him? Taking care of such housekeeping is what computers are good for. 

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