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

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Clarifications needed for the time-service HOWTO
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:32:50 -0700

Yo Eric!

On Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:10:58 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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. 

I already changed it last night to mention both strategies.  Care to
comment on the already changed version?

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97701
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