Microserver HOWTO, and gearing up for first test farm runs

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Tue Jun 14 20:06:47 UTC 2016

Gary E. Miller <gem at rellim.com>:
> > What I think I may see is that the drift over short GPS outages is
> > low enough to make the local clock as effective a check server as the
> > pool.  If that turns out to be true we can ship a Pi configuration
> > that is really autonomous.
> Over three PPS ntpd's I'm seeing one bad PPS event, that throws the
> clock way off, every few days.  So you'll need to run the farm
> for maybe up to two weeks to see how the three commpare.

Yeah, ouch.  Please make finding and fixing that GPSD bug your
highest priority among GPSD/NTPsec tasks.  It's square in your
patch and it's a bad one.

> And, you'll need some visualization software, otherwise you'll not see
> what the logs are telling you.

I get that.  I figure I'll have time to chase your links while the tests run.
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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