[ntp:questions] LOCL clock reachability not 377?

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Thu Jul 31 19:13:31 UTC 2014


Rob writes:
> > A reboot is a restart and on a restart you need an external source for
> > the seconds. 
> 
> Why?  The time is copied to the CMOS clock regularly, and one could
> expect that during the short reboot the CMOS would not drift away so
> much that the time could not be synced to the PPS unambiguously.

Except when the CMOS battery is insufficiently alive.

H


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