[ntp:questions] stepping and slewing
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Tue May 15 01:51:35 UTC 2007
The loopfilter code has grown very complicated to handle extreme cases I
never considered practical. The ntpd -gq was never inteded to use the
kernel code at all, so doesn't have to look for it in the first place.
Running ntpd as a daemon for a day really does get a good frequency
estimate which carries over seamlessly to ntpd -gq without using the
Danny Mayer wrote:
> David L. Mills wrote:
>>The current ntpd -gq code does not set the kernel frequency from the
>>frequency file, but it can be set using ntptime -f.
> Maybe the code should be changed to do that? Or doesn't it have enough
> information to do that when setting the initial time or is it that
> slewing prevents you doing that?
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