[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Mon Nov 4 19:50:51 UTC 2013

On Nov 4, 2013, at 11:36 AM, Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> Running ntpdate every hour instead of running ntpd won't work if there
> are database servers or dovecot or other apps that require monotonic
> time.

Did you somehow know whether the existing 500+ ppm drift is stable?

> But if the system clock is always running slow this *probably* won't be
> an issue, and it also again points to lost clock interrupts.  Better to
> solve the underlying problem.

Yes, it's best to solve the underlying problem.  Lost interrupts, a flaky XO,
operating system bugs, etc are all possible.  Some of these might be easy to
fix though, ie, by choosing a different system clock source...


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