>>> In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "Joshua Coombs" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:
Joshua> Letting 4.2.1-RC1 run yesterday it appears that it is in
Joshua> fact discipline the clock, but can't seem to settle to stable
Joshua> operation. The clock would begin to run off in one direction, ntpd
Joshua> would lower the poll intervals, over do the correction value, then
Joshua> raise the poll intervals while the clock came back to 0 offset. The
Joshua> pattern would repeat as it swung past in the other direction.
Joshua> Running 4.1.0a, ntpd very quickly reigns in the offset, and then
Joshua> stays within 10ms of true time without the drama and poll interval
Joshua> ramps of 4.2.1-RC1.
Joshua> The huge swing initially is what made me fear it wasn't discipling
Joshua> the clock, letting it run longer shows that it is, but for some
Joshua> reason can't find a happy stable state.
Joshua> I'm setup to collect loopstats now, and because I have 3 other
Joshua> clocks that are stable I can use this machine as a guinea pig for a
Joshua> bit, how should I proceed to diagnose this?
This is an area where I have done very little, so I don't know.
I do know that http://www.yqcomputer.com/
be a very good place to discuss this.