[ntp:hackers] FreeBSD time step

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Oct 5 13:22:14 PDT 2004


In set_ntp_tod
clock_settime: 0; Unknown error
clock_settime: 0; Invalid argument
addto_syslog: time reset -0.151085 s

The next time the clock offset is computed shows the offset -0.151085 s, 
from which I conclude the clock was not set. A little later a similar 
incident is reported, but in that one the clock is indeed stepped, but 
apparently to the wrong value.


Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>In message <4162FF38.5030508 at udel.edu>, "David L. Mills" writes:
>>The step_systime() functino in FreeBSD returns an error message. It is 
>>not clear what is going on; sometimes it steps to the wrong value and 
>>sometimes not at all. I would fix this thing, but the code is so far 
>>convoluted in and out of wrappers that I gave up.
>Uhm, can you give some more details ?

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