[ntp:questions] disable pll not working?

Stifi stefanjuon at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 23 16:21:32 UTC 2007

Ronan Flood schrieb:

> "Stifi" <stefanjuon at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > sorry, here once again the manpage section in a better readable format:
> >
> > pll          enable
> > Enables the server to adjust  its local  clock.  If  not  set,  the
> > local  clock  free-runs  at   its intrinsic   time   and  frequency
> > offset. This flag  is  useful  in case  the  local  clock  is
> > controlled by some other  device  or protocol  and NTP is used only to
> > provide synchronization to  other clients.
> I believe this is known to be incorrect -- "disable pll" in xntpd tells
> the daemon to discipline the system clock itself; "enable pll" tells the
> daemon to use the kernel to discipline the system clock.

Ronan, as I set "enable pll" I get this message:

Jan 23 17:18:37 server xntpd[28946]: [ID 373468 daemon.error]
adj_frequency: ntp_adjtime failed: Not owner

...and as I set "disable pll" I get this message:

Jan 21 10:44:38 server xntpd[3967]: [ID 534068 daemon.error] Can't
adjust time: Not owner

In my understanding it is basiclly the same, but ther seems to by a
slight different. So is there a way to avoid xntpd setting the local

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