[ntp:questions] Time slew doesn't seem to work

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Thu Apr 10 20:50:34 UTC 2008

David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> writes:

>jkvbe wrote:
>> I've started ntpd with the -x option and defined at run-time (using ntpdc) 3

>Are you sure that you are using an unmodified recent version.  I seem to 
>remember that even -x will step if the offset is more than 500ms.  If 
>not you should address the question to SUSE.

>There isn't enough time for the clock to slew 2000ms in 15 minutes.

Not at 500PPM limit but if you use the tick adjustment, it is more than
enough time. (The tick adjust limits out at 100,000PPM)

>> servers. The client machine has an offset of +/- 2s with the ntp servers.
>> In the NTP log file I find the following statements (extracted out of a
>> total of 98):

>> We use Suse SLES10 (kernel version: 2.6.16).

>Even if this in unmodified code, which version is it?

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