[ntp:questions] Stratum goes back to 16 all the time

evandro at mailandnews.com evandro at mailandnews.com
Fri Jan 19 20:15:47 UTC 2007

On Jan 14, 3:28 am, "independence" <independe... at blinkenlights.se>
> > HI changed some configuration options, like adding iburst etc that was
> suggested, so it's not stratum 16 as often as before, but it still goes
> back to 16 every now and then.

Some Linux kernels for PCs which decide to use the PIT/TSC for time
keeping can experience severe time drift when run on dual-core
processors.  Without going into the reasons why this happens, it's
better to use other time sources by disabling the PIT/TSC as a
candidate through the "notsc" boot option.


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