[ntp:questions] problem with synchronizing two comps to each other

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Sun May 22 19:44:59 UTC 2005


Brad Knowles wrote:

> At 3:18 PM +0200 2005-05-20, Martin Burnicki wrote:
>>  I've also seen that the ACPI implementation in a PC BIOS affects the
>>  quality of time keeping. With ACPI enabled there's been some jitter in
>>  the system clock, but after ACPI had been disabled by the BIOS
>>  programmers, the jitter disappeared. You can't blame things like this on
>>  Linux.
> No, I'm not "blaming" those sorts of things on Linux.  However,
> when a user reports a problem of this sort, odds are more likely than
> not that they will probably be using Linux.  The problems tend to
> coincide, but there is not a causal relationship.
> If they were using FreeBSD (or one of the other *BSD operating
> systems), they would still have the same potential hardware issues,
> and they could still have similar clock speed/interrupt dropping
> issues, but then they would also be more likely to be more
> experienced with their OS and less likely to need our help, or at
> least less likely to need our help with more basic issues.

Right, that's the point.

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