[ntp:questions] Re: min g option in ntp.conf

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Thu Jul 6 21:38:50 UTC 2006

Frans Grotepass wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 July 2006 14:05, Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> Why do you believe that doing so would 
>> be a wise use of scarce resources?
> I don't understand your question. The -g option will make the clock skip to 
> the server time if it is off by a large amount. We build embedded systems 
> that are shipped around the world. They include an ntp client that will 
> synchronize with a server. If the internal clock is way off, NTP simply dies 
> if -g is not used. With -g the startup does one jump and from there, 
> continues with clockskew. How does this hamper my resources?

The quick way to deal with this is to change the cmd_args.c to set it on
even without the -g switch. Or do you still want it to be optional?


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