Subject: kern/94: kernel global tickadj should be smaller.
To: None <gnats-admin>
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/23/1994 22:05:07
>Number:         94
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       kernel global tickadj should be smaller.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jan 23 22:05:02 1994
>Originator:     Bill Sommerfeld
>Release:        -current
System: NetBSD 0.9a ORCHARD#3 i386

	The kernel global variable "tickadj" is set to a default value of 
	240000 / (60 * HZ);		/* can adjust 240ms in 60s */

	which is 40 us adjustment per tick.
	NTP works much better with a tickadj of 5 us adjustment per

	see xntp documentation; we shouldn't need to run tickadj to
	patch it on each boot..

	change /sys/conf/param.c::tickadj to be set equal to the
	constant "5".