[ntp:questions] Re: SHM refclock not being selected

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Mon Mar 14 19:06:48 UTC 2005

"John Ackermann N8UR" <jra at febo.com> wrote in message 
news:mailman.23.1110723967.576.questions at lists.ntp.isc.org...

> Here's my configuration file, with logging stuff, etc., trimmed for 
> brevity:
>    # /etc/ntp.conf, configuration for ntpd
>    # Z3801A
>    server ttl 1
>    fudge time1 -0.967
>    fudge refid GPS
>    # PPS via linux_shm_clock
>    server
>    fudge refid PPS
>    server tock.febo.com
>    server time-c.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov
>    server ntp1.usno.navy.mil
>    server ntp2.usno.navy.mil
> That's it...

    You are sure there are absolutely *no* 'restrict' lines?

>>    Now that's strange. Does this machine have one CPU or more than one? 
>> What type?
> It's an Athlon 2200 or thereabouts.  When I was running a 2.4 kernel, I 
> had no problems but the change to 2.6 (necessitated by some other software 
> that is the machine's primary reason for being) really screwed things up.

    I'm pretty baffled. The kernel issue might have something to do with 
power management, but I doubt that has anything to do with the clock 
selection issue.

    I can't think of any reason why NTP would select a clock at a higher 
stratum when it has clearly usable references at a lower stratum.


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