[ntp:questions] Why is my precision=-15? I'm using a nano kernel.

Edward T. Mischanko etm1962 at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 15 18:59:57 UTC 2013

"unruh"  wrote in message news:kthJs.76256$tG.39634 at newsfe15.iad...

On 2013-01-15, Edward T. Mischanko <etm1962 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> "unruh"  wrote in message news:0RgJs.101361$2v.686 at newsfe05.iad...
> On 2013-01-15, Edward T. Mischanko <etm1962 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> associd=0 status=011d leap_none, sync_pps, 1 event, kern,
>> version="ntpd 4.2.7p347 at 1.2483-o Mon Jan  7 19:42:41 UTC 2013 (1)",
>> processor="i386", system="FreeBSD/8.2-RELEASE", leap=00, stratum=1,
>> precision=-15, rootdelay=0.000, rootdisp=1.105, refid=PPS,
>> reftime=d4a00515.47aa3d3d  Tue, Jan 15 2013 10:40:53.279,
>> clock=d4a0051c.90ecf115  Tue, Jan 15 2013 10:41:00.566, peer=41592, tc=3,
>> mintc=3, offset=-0.000239, frequency=6.395, sys_jitter=0.030518,
>> clk_jitter=0.000, clk_wander=0.000, tai=35, leapsec=201207010000,
>> expire=201306280000
> It means that successive calls to the gettimeofday function return with
> a difference that is not less than 2^-15 sec.
> Thanks for the reply and the information.  Is -15 good, bad, or average?

Depends on the machine but Bad. that is 30 usec. What kind of machine are 
you running?

I'm running a Soekris net4501.  Some have published articles on the Internet 
saying to the effect that it is one of the most accurate stratum 1 servers a 
person can own without spending a fortune?  I must have a configuration 
problem but I don't know where?


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