[ntp:questions] Linux NTP Kernel unsync flag remains long after NTP&Kernel have PPL sync

Dave Holland dh3 at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Aug 28 16:06:40 UTC 2008

Darryl Miles <darryl-mailinglists at netbauds.net> wrote:
>I guess an offset of 0.0000 is perfect ?


>Now how do I tell the difference between an offset being reported as 
>0.0000 due to no sync and an offset being reported as 0.0000 due to a 
>perfect sync ?

Look at the output of that command while (say) NTP is starting up and
not yet synchronised:

assID=0 status=c011 sync_alarm, sync_unspec, 1 event, event_restart,

compared to normal running:

assID=0 status=0644 leap_none, sync_ntp, 4 events, event_peer/strat_chg,

** Dave Holland ** Systems Support -- Infrastructure Management **
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