[ntp:questions] Any chance of getting bugs 2164 and 1577 moving?

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Thu Mar 22 05:09:07 UTC 2012

"Harlan Stenn" <stenn at ntp.org> wrote in message 
news:E1SATSh-000MHB-JZ at stenn.ntp.org...
>> My take is the precision output might say your device is -19 so you
>> know its accuracy is around 2/microseconds. But the offset several
>> decimal places allows you to see its ever changing accuracy within
>> that 2/microsecond band to a greater detail than just -1, 0, or 1
>> microseconds. I guess its just a matter of getting more granular
>> details for cool MRTG charting. :)
> Except it's not - it's really just "noise" and one must be careful about
> interpreting it as "signal".
> H

Until you can measure it you don't really know.  Suppose the -19 reported 
by NTP isn't actually the correct value for the system?


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