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Re: [vox-tech] Clock drift bad, HULK SMASH!
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Re: [vox-tech] Clock drift bad, HULK SMASH!

On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 11:02:52PM -0800, Ryan wrote:
> Um, anyhow, anyone know what I can do about clock drift? NTP is not an option 
> sadly,

Why?  Never connect to the net?

> and I'd prefer to fix the drift rather then repetedly correct it. I 

NTP models the drift when you run it long enough, and adjusts the kernels
idea of a second gradually over time.  This insures cron jobs
don't get skipped becuase you changed 1:59:59 to 2:00:01 in a step.

If configured correctly ntp will write the drift to /etc/ntp/drift or 
similar so if can pick up where it left off.

> know there's adjtimex, by I have no idea what how to use it....
> My drift is pretty bad, about a second or two per hour

What's wrong with NTP?

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Bill Broadley
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UC Davis
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