[ntp:questions] NTP not syncing

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Mon Nov 4 22:57:19 UTC 2013


On 11/04/2013 06:40 PM, Antonio Marcheselli wrote:
>> If the oscillator drifts from last drift-file write, outside of +/- 15
>> ppm if I recall it, it fails to lock in again.
>> It would be good if it could bail out and do normal frequency
>> acquisition if that occurs.
>> That particular "feature" have bitten hard, and was a side-consequence
>> of other faults, but none-the-less.
> Thanks Magnus, I saw the bug report you filed.
> Would it be wiser to delete the drift file at boot - by script - and
> let ntpd resync and recreate a new drift file?
> As mentioned, I don't really need my system to be synced down to the
> millisecond, if ntpd takes a few hours to settle and the time is off
> up to a few seconds during that time it's perfectly fine with me.
If you don't want the bootstrap feature of drift-file, don't specify it
in the configuration is much wiser than deleting it.

It's good to have this acceleration, if we can make it to be fool-proof.
This is an attempt to get in that direction.


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