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Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:10:58 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Miroslav Lichvar <address@hidden>:
> > By using a large offset we basically tell ntpd to ignore it unless it is
> > the last resort.  noselect prevents that ultimate fallback.
> But do you really want that fallback? If the clock was well
> synchronized, letting it drift is usually a better option than
> switching to a NMEA source, let alone one with purposely wrong fudge.
> Also, it increases the chance that it will with another bad source
> outvote a good source.

I think Miroslav has a good argument here, Gary.  I won't change your
language substantively wutout your say-so, but I think you should
consider doing so. 
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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