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Re: ntp 4.2.4-1 needs a(nother) patch

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  • tlhackque
    Thanks, that seems to have fixed the interface problem. Now that the logfile is less cluttered, we can see that ntpd is also experienceing kernel time sync
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 16, 2007
      Thanks, that seems to have fixed the interface problem.

      Now that the logfile is less cluttered, we can see that ntpd is also
      experienceing "kernel time sync status change 0001" messages.

      This is discussed in: https://support.ntp.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=780

      David Mills (the NTP architect) asserts that this is a linux kernel
      problem.

      It seems that some linux kernels are warning when they think that
      time updates are too infrequent. David does not have such a check in
      the reference code - in fact, one really doesn't want frequent
      updates. (Infrequent updates mean that we're stably synchronized to
      the outside world, and gratuitous updates are just overhead.)

      So... looks like we need a second (er, no pun intended) fix. From
      what I can tell, the right fix is in the kernel, though an ntp hack
      to do gratuitous updates might be possible.

      Thanks again.


      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "Brian Zhou" <b88zhou@...> wrote:
      >
      > Done. Thanks for reporting the problem.
      >
      > -Brian Zhou
      >
      > --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "tlhackque" <tlhackque@> wrote:
      > >
      > > When -I (or -L) is used with ntpd 4.2.4, the log file grows
      without
      > > bound.
      > >
      > > Seems to be a known issue & patch is available - see
      > > https://support.ntp.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=829
      > >
      > > Can the owner fold it into our stream & update the package?
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > >
      >
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