Microserver HOWTO, and gearing up for first test farm runs

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Tue Jun 14 20:54:05 UTC 2016

Yo Eric!

On Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:06:47 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:

> 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.

Yeah, no good ideas yet.  I keep noodling on it.  604800 seconds in a week,
and ONE of them goes wrong...

> > 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.

As long as you are gathering the logs when you start that is fine.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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