[time-nuts] GPS jumps of -13.7 us?
netmonk at netmonk.org
Fri Jan 29 15:08:12 EST 2016
On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 3:29 PM, Chris Caudle <chris at chriscaudle.org> wrote:
> On Fri, January 29, 2016 1:32 am, NeT MonK wrote:
> > As a side effect of those glitch in the GPS matrix, the utc_valid_flag
> > not anymore set in the stream of the primary master clock, just before my
> > secondary starts to become active (loss of primary stream) which leads to
> > linux server ptp slave to readjust of +36 seconds and jump backward -36
> > seconds as far as the flags was coming back.
> The difference between UTC and TAI is 36 seconds.
> Are you running ptpd or linuxptp on your Linux servers?
> It sounds like the ptp agent running on your servers interpreted the lack
> of UTC valid flag to mean that the timestamps were now in TAI, so the
> server kernel applied the TAI to UTC offset to the time received via PTP.
I run sfptpd which is a fork of linux ptpd daemon adapted to solarflare
I will have to fine tune it in order to be more resilient in such scenario.
But i guess it's not very often the gps system as such incident.
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