[ntp:questions] NTP shared memory driver

Rob nomail at example.com
Thu Sep 11 11:19:04 UTC 2014

Claudio Persico <clouddese at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to understand:
> when I run ntpq -p, I think that a star (*) symbol should appear in the shared memory segment that NTPD has choose for keeping the time.

Before that, you first have to see values appear within the other fields
on the line.

> Does the fact that in my output of ntpq I can't see any star means that no one is filling the memory with good values or that NTPD has having some troubles with shared memory segments?

You can't tell that from that output.  You can try looking in the syslog
and/or ntpd log.

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