Re: NTP dumps Linux, film at 11. [Fwd/FYI]

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Wed, 02 Dec 1998 21:29:09 -0500

In message <>,
Mike S
ackton writes:
| I have a Redhat system (5.2) that has never run Linux-AFS at all, which
| loses around 13 seconds a day. I have a cron job that runs ntpdate to deal
| with it. The only interesting thing about this system is that it is
| running rc5.

13 seconds a day is easily within normal PC timer lossage, though (my old
486 pretty consistently loses that much time, regardless of OS). 50 seconds
in 12 hours is more worrisome, especially when it doesn't happen in OS/2....

I should mention that I stopped running RC5 after the last DES-II challenge;
I'm holding out for SETI@Home, and soaking up CPU cycles with GNOME
"tinderbox" arrangements on a few machines :-) (but only one Linux box out
of all the ones that have time slippages).

brandon s. allbery	[os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator	     [WAY too many hats]
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			 KF8NH
			  Kiss my bits, Billy-boy.

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