Something broken with minpoll/maxpoll

Gary E. Miller gem at
Sat Sep 24 21:44:18 UTC 2016

Yo Hal!

On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:30:29 -0700
Hal Murray <hmurray at> wrote:

> Some of my PPS refclocks are now ramping up the poll interval.
> I think there used to be some code that set maxpoll to minpoll for
> refclocks. Did you break that?

Yes.  That was me.  I was wondering how long until someone noticed.  I
left a FIXME at the problem area in ntp_config.c

		/* FIXME: 0 no longer a magic value */
		/* this needs to be fixed */
		if (maxpoll == 0)
			/* default maxpoll for
			 * refclocks is minpoll
			peer->maxpoll = peer->minpoll;

I'm gonna take another part of your patch as the start of my fix.

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