[ntp:questions] Red Hat vote for chrony

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Dec 5 20:52:28 UTC 2014

On Dec 5, 2014, at 11:53 AM, William Unruh <unruh at invalid.ca> wrote:
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>>> It simply alters the rate at any time so as to decrease the offset, and
>>> it does this measurement by measurement. It has no memory. 
>> This is obviously false.  What do you think /etc/ntp.drift is?
> It is the offset from the standard rate of the clock. That memory is
> never used except on bootup. ntpd has to know how much to alter the
> drift.

Ah, so you acknowledge that your original statement was wrong.

Just like your claim whether the chrony docs recommend using maxpoll=4
across the network to a LAN timesource or not was wrong?

Just like your claim about whether ntpd cares about figuring out the local
clock frequency or whether it only chases the offset was wrong?


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