[ntp:questions] API for step time server notification

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Mon Jul 26 19:41:18 UTC 2010

Thierry MARTIN wrote:

> I think ntpd ajusts time by step if the system looses connection to
> ntp sources for a while (I set up the step threshold to 1s on the ntp
> server).
1) if ntpd needs to step by more than 1 second you are in serious trouble;

2) setting a large step threshold turns off the kernel time discipline, 
resulting in, at best excess frequency variation.

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