[ntp:questions] Re: Are tick and tickadj NTP specific variables?

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Aug 15 03:27:02 UTC 2003


The tick and tickadj are variables in some Unix kernels, by no means
all. The tickadj program in the NTP distribution can be used to adjust
the values of these variables, assuming the kernel has them.


Drk Ryan wrote:
> Reading more on this I think that tick is *not* an NTP specific
> variable, while tickadj is an NTP specific variable.
> Is this correct?
> ryandrk at hotmail.com (Drk Ryan) wrote in message news:<de98eac0.0308041049.6aafa6f3 at posting.google.com>...
> > I'm coming from a Windows background and I'm trying to understand
> > about Unix clock models.
> > My question is:
> > Are the kernel variables tick and tickadj part of the of-the-shelf
> > Unix distribution or are they NTP specific?

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