[ntp:questions] Can a clock drift be too big for ntpd?

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Sat Oct 20 19:36:32 UTC 2007


Patrick Nolan wrote:
> I'm having trouble with one linux client out of a group.
> It seems as if ntpd can't keep its clock syncronized.  It's
> drifting about 6-10 minutes per day, well over the 500 ppm limit.

Could it be that "clock spread spectrum" is
enabled (in bios) on that box and
not on any of the others?

Depending on the chip used effective clock rate may be lower
than without.

uwe




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