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Oracle Linux: NTP Sync Issue with High offset and "ntpd -qg" Hung (Doc ID 2716384.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Seeing high offset value and it keeps increasing. There are 3 NTP servers configured in ntp.conf file. It can be seen in below output.

ntpq -pn
----------
remote         refid     st   t      when      poll       reach       delay     offset      jitter
==========================================================================================================
+10.10.x.y     .GNSS.     1    u       51       64         377        3.056       48659.4    18.803
+10.13.x.y     .GNSS.     1    u       50       64         377        62.049      48656.7    17.918
10.20.x.y      .INIT.     16   u       -        512         0         0.000       0.000      0.000


When tried to sync the time manually, the ntpd command doesn't complete and it hung forever.

 

Cause

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