Re: [chrony-users] Chrony offset and stability adjustments?

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On Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 02:32:00PM +0000, LeBlanc, Daniel James wrote:
> Thanks for your quick reply.  I have done a bit of searching and have not been able to find anything regarding how we can improve the root dispersion (as you have described).  Based on the description of how root dispersion is calculated ( - see ladder diagrams and associated description half way down the page), even reducing the polling interval on the local server will not improve the calculated root dispersion amount.  Is there anything that can be done short of using a closer and lower stratum NTP server as a source to further reduce the root dispersion?

If the computer had a very stable clock, you could set the
maxclockerror option to a smaller value and possibly also increase the
minsamples option to force chronyd to keep more samples and reduce the
uncertainty in the estimated frequency.

But that is unlikely to be the case in a VM.

What problem are you trying to solve? A root dispersion of a few
milliseconds is usually fine.

Miroslav Lichvar

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