Subject: Re: "frequency error ... exceeeds tolerance"
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Tobias Nygren <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/21/2007 11:15:19
On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 04:44:59 -0400 (EDT)
der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> wrote:

> I've got a PWS 600au.  As with most of my machines, it's running NTP.
> But I keep seeing setclock lines on the console, and /var/log/messages
> keeps getting messages like
> Aug 21 01:46:01 Omega ntpd[348]: frequency error -508 PPM exceeds tolerance 500 PPM
> I'm tempted to just increase NTP_MAXFREQ in
> dist/ntp/include/ntp_proto.h and rebuild NTP, but the kernel has the
> NTP PLL in it (and hence that might do nothing or otherwise not work),
> and I'm also wondering if this indicates something worse wrong.
> Any thoughts?

What verson of NetBSD?
The fix on netbsd-3 is to define the CLKF_BASEPRI macro to 0.
(This seems to have changed in current ...)