[ntp:questions] Change poll interval at runtime?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Tue Feb 28 06:26:14 UTC 2012

"A C" <agcarver+ntp at acarver.net> wrote in message 
news:4F4C0508.2010900 at acarver.net...
> Zilog was completely standard on sun4c and sun4m so it's neither case of 
> non-standard nor faulty hardware.  It's just different (but standard for 
> the architecture).  It also hasn't been fully worked through likely 
> because the much more recent Sun hardware had shifted to other hardware 
> components in an effort to reduce costs.  Eventually, of course, Sun 
> switched architectures entirely and the latest Sun hardware has an Intel 
> based design rather than the orignal Sun RISC processor designs.

OK, so non-standard architecture (for today), then!  <G>  Still a pity 
that no-one has fixed the drivers....

> Unless someone has a copy on CD laying around the earlier versions I 
> can't get one from Oracle anymore.

Let's hope someone does.

> I have grander plans for the GPS besides timekeeping so I want to have 
> it running in SiRF mode which requires gpsd to translate the data and 
> send it over to ntpd for time.  But as long as PPS+Internet work then 
> it's good enough for timing.  One Internet server is set to prefer 
> already so it does pick up on PPS after the servers have been polled a 
> few times.  They are just forever stuck at 64 second intervals.

I expect you have the Internet servers set to iburst as well?  It looks 
like you've done all you can.


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