Re: weird clock problem

From: john stultz
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 12:58:57 EST

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 06:29, Nelis Lamprecht wrote:
> The problem became evident while copying vast amounts of data across to
> my machine. While I was copying data to it via scp my random
> Xscreensaver kicked in displaying the clock and the first thing I
> noticed was that the clock was advancing at a rapid rate. At the same
> time I could not type anything as it would just repeat everything I
> typed 10 fold. Basically the whole system behaved like it was on
> steroids while I was copying to it and by the time I had finished
> copying the clock was 2hrs ahead of time. With kernel 2.6.5 ntpd would
> work on startup and then die saying no servers could be reached which I
> assume was because my clock was so far off.
> I have since downgraded to 2.6.3 and now ntpd is keeping time as it
> should.

Are you using the ACPI PM timesource? Could you send me your dmesg and
kernel config?


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