Subject: Re: "frequency error ... exceeeds tolerance"
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/21/2007 15:29:15
>> I'm now collecting output from ntpdc -c loopinfo and ntptime both,
>> once a minute.  What are the most interesting figures?
> well, basically watching the frequency error as a function of time
> and seeing if it wanders or if it's stable.

This is the "frequency" figure from ntp_adjtime?  It is oddly jumpy; it
doesn't look good to me, but I don't know what to make of it.

A log over the last two-plus hours is up for ftp from at /mouse/misc/ntp-log.txt.  Once a minute,
it's been running "date; date ++%%s=%s; ntpdc -c loopinfo; ntptime;
ntpdate -q" ( is the NTP server on that subnet; the
alpha is configured as broadcastclient - oh, come to think of it, could
that be related?).

> And the estimated error, which is NTP's estimate of how well
> converged it is.

That too stays constant for some 20 minutes at a time, then glitches,
with the plateau values all over the place.  See the log....

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