[ntp:questions] ntpd on embedded risc

Brian Utterback brian.utterback at sun.com
Mon Feb 23 15:11:52 UTC 2009

Harlan Stenn wrote:

> Assuming you have accurately relayed Dave's POV, Bill, I'd be open to seeing
> if we can take Dave's policy choice and making it the default choice for a
> config file knob (mechanism) that would allow folks to get faster
> convergence.
> I suspect that the only way this would fly is if the simulator (and Reality)
> can show that the alternative choice is "stable".  And the scope of this
> effort might be larger than (simulating) the behavior on a single machine -
> it might require analysis on a network of machines.

Oh, please let's do this. I have many customers that are willing to 
put a good deal of money into their infrastructure to guarantee 
network connectivity, low latency, and anything else it takes to get 
highly accurate time sync. But after all of that, they have to fight 
the NTP implementation.


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