Re: System clock speed too high - 2.6.3 kernel

From: john stultz
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 16:26:53 EST

On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 11:30, Praedor Atrebates wrote:
> In doing a web search on system clock speeds being too high, I found entries
> describing exactly what I am experiencing in the linux-kernel list archives,
> but have not yet found a resolution.
> I have Mandrake 10.0, kernel-2.6.3-7mdk installed, on an IBM Thinkpad 1412
> laptop, celeron 366, 512MB RAM. I am finding that my system clock is ticking
> away at a rate of about 3:1 vs reality, ie, I count ~3 seconds on the system
> clock for every 1 real second. I am running ntpd but this is unable to keep
> up with the rate of system clock passage.
> I had to slow my keyboard repeat rate _way_ down in order to be able to type
> at all as well. The system is limited, in that I have no way to alter the
> actual system clock (in bios at any rate). The CPU is properly identified as
> a celeron 366.
> Does anyone have any enlightenment, or a fix, to offer? The exact same
> software setup on a desktop system, Athlon XP2700+, has no such problems.

Could you please send me dmesg output for this system?

Does booting w/ "clock=pit" help?


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