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Re: TS-7200: time sync issues

>What you are describing here is a frequency error.  ntpd adjusts both
>the phase of the clock, and its frequency.  Usually the initial
>inspection period is sufficient to get the initial estimate to within
>a tens or hundreds of microseconds, and the frequency to with a ppm or
>two (later it gets much better).  This means in the 1000s that your
>logs showed the clock should have drifted on the order of maybe 1ms.
>Instead, it drifted by 200ms, 100x too much.

Sigh.  I don't know how to explain this any clearer.

RIGHT AFTER the clock is stepped, ntpd reports the time being off ... by
a lot (that's the 100-900ms I was talking about).  During the 15 minutes
or so that ntpd takes to reset itself, the this clock offset changes very
little.  I don't understand how that can be a frequency error.  If it was
a frequency error, it would never get in sync, but it does.

Am I just not explaining this well?


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