Ntpd not updating
After a couple unfruitful calls to apple support (who gave me the standard lame solutions like resetting p-ram), I decided to dig into this myself.
I observed that the ntp demon (ntpd) quits/exits after the first run after system startup.
I've decided to put my root to a usb flash drive and boot my pi from that, because on my SD, arch got corrupted every week...
The setup did run pretty smooth now for about 2 months, but yesterday i had a corruption on my USB stick.
In it, put this: Arch Linux and Arch Linux ARM are separate projects.
NTPD is running ntpq -pcrv -bash-3.2# ntpq -pcrv remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== dc3.domai 10.1.1.2 2 u 29 64 377 0.567 -4263.4 10.392 ass ID=0 status=c011 sync_alarm, sync_unspec, 1 event, event_restart, version="ntpd [email protected] Mon Dec 9 UTC 2013 (1)", processor="i686", system="Linux/3.10.23-xxxx-std-ipv6-32", leap=11, stratum=16, precision=-20, rootdelay=0.000, rootdispersion=2356.905, peer=0, refid=INIT, reftime=00000000.00000000 Thu, Feb 7 2036 .000, poll=6, clock=d81ce655.d5ce975b Mon, Nov 24 2014 .835, state=1, offset=0.000, frequency=-0.140, jitter=0.001, noise=0.001, stability=0.000, tai=0 Something looks to be broken in your time setup.
Two servers is the "worst possible configuration" according to the NTP authors since it will never know which one is "more" correct.
Once you get to three servers NTP can begin to mark clocks as "falsetickers" based on some internal metrics - those will show up with a status of 'x' when you run 5 is not a special number.
In the Dec 3 i Mac.local ntpd: SYNC state ignoring 0.155735 s Dec 3 i Mac.local ntpd: ntpd: time set 0.308737 s Dec 3 i Mac.local com.apple.time: Interval maximum value is 946100000 seconds (specified value: 9223372036854775807). If the addition of multiple servers (3 in total) had anything to do with making it better, perhaps (?
) the addition of yet more servers will make it better still.