Wednesday, 4 August 2004

Time keeps slipping

For some odd reason, the ntp server on my laptop refuses to keep sync with any servers on the Internet; instead, it’s decided to just go off and run several minutes slow, for some odd reason I can’t quite understand. Maybe it’s a 2.6.8-rc kernel bug or something. I noticed it yesterday too—my laptop lost nearly a half-hour over a day, somehow.


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What’s your battery backed clock doing, then? Does it lose time, too?


No, it seems to be doing fine (at least while the computer is off).


I deleted /var/lib/ntp/time.drift and removed adjtimex from the system, and have rebooted, and now things seem to be behaving again. Odd.

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