[ntp:questions] NTPd in embedded application slow to serve/sync time.

Ben bkamen at benjammin.net
Fri Aug 17 02:32:57 UTC 2018

On 08/16/2018 04:41 PM, Mike Cook wrote:
>> Anything else I can do to speed up the server to being happy about giving out time?
>   The usual method is to give it a good starting time at boot. You can too that by adding a battery (or cap) backed RTC chip and setting the system clock to that time before NTP starts. That will speed up convergence. If your embedded system is linux, the command , hwclock, is your friend.

Yea -- that'll probably come eventually (there's currently no RTC on this board).

But as I emailed to Gary Miller -- I think I have a temp solution doing what you  mentioned -- that delay at boot.

Thanks everyone for the help!


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