[ntp:questions] How should an NTP server fail?

Miroslav Lichvar mlichvar at redhat.com
Mon Jun 14 08:57:03 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 02:47:24PM +0000, David L. Mills wrote:
> The point is the poll routine calls clock_select() for every poll
> sent when the last four samples in the reach register are missing,
> so it is guaranteed that the server be marked down after that.

No, it does not. In clock_filter() there are several places where it
can return without calling clock_select().

Miroslav Lichvar

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