[ntp:questions] Problem with xntp after reinstall on openSUSE 10.3
martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Oct 16 10:28:37 UTC 2007
Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Martin Burnicki schrieb:
>> This seems to indicate that the new kernel implements the system clock
>> based on a different timer API than the old kernel. That new timer API
>> may not support the particular chipset on your mainboard correctly.
> Would it be a solution to run the ntp server on a different machine with
> different chipset and let the current one just be a ntp client. And the
> ntp drift technique could get to come to grips with it and it will run
> fine in future?
I'm afraid that would not solve the problem. Every NTP node is primarily a
NTP client which gets its time from an upstream time source, which can be
another NTP server, a radio clock or GPS receiver, or whatever.
Using that time source it disciplines its own system time, which can then be
made available to other NTP nodes on the network.
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