Re: 2.6.10-rc3 vs clock

From: Sid Boyce
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 19:14:19 EST

Bill Davidsen wrote:
Gene Heskett wrote:

>> At -rc2 my clock kept fairly decent time, but -rc3 is running fast, about 30 seconds an hour fast.
>> I've been using ntpdate, is that now officially deprecated?

> Running ntpd used to keep the clock dead on, now my 2.6 systems all drift one way or the other. I suspect that the system calls used by ntpd > have changed somehow, but until I find the time to look harder I can't > say that except as conjecture.
> The sad thing is that most of the systems have quite good hardware clocks...

Gene Heskett suggested I play around with tickadj and I found that a value of 9962 on this SuSE 9.2/XP3000+ has kept it rock solid over the last 4 days. On the x86_64 laptop with XP3000+-Mobile, it's never been out, both of them running 2.6.10-rc3 and using ntpd to keep in step. On the other box with Mandrake 10.1/XP2800+ and 2.6.10-rc3, I had to set it to 9958. Something has definitely changed with 2.6.10-rc3.
Sid Boyce .... Hamradio G3VBV and keen Flyer
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