clock too slow - big time offset with ntpdate

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Thu May 3 12:54:46 UTC 2007

On Thursday 03 May 2007, Martin Dieringer wrote:
> # sysctl kern.timecounter
> kern.timecounter.hardware: i8254
> kern.timecounter.choice: TSC(-1000) i8254(0) dummy(-1000000)

To me it seems that you are running with acpi disabled. For example I have 
kern.timecounter.choice: TSC(800) ACPI-fast(1000) i8254(0) dummy(-1000000)
kern.timecounter.hardware: ACPI-fast

Re-enabling acpi may solve the problem.

Pieter de GOeje

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