ntpd struggling to keep up - how to fix?
torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Fri Feb 12 12:29:54 UTC 2010
On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:25:15 -0800
Jeremy Chadwick <freebsd at jdc.parodius.com> wrote:
> Your machine has a rapidly drifting clock, usually an indicator of a
> hardware problem (crystal gone bad is a common one -- seen this at work
> quite a few times), or possibly a bad time counter source chosen by the
> kernel. Can you please provide the output of:
> sysctl kern.timecounter
Here it is:
root at kg-f2# sysctl kern.timecounter
kern.timecounter.choice: TSC(-100) HPET(900) ACPI-safe(850) i8254(0) dummy(-1000000)
> Finally, was this OS installation used on different hardware in the
> past? Meaning: was the hard disk previously installed on another
Nope. Brand new hw, hard drive, and FreeBSD 8.0-release install. Then I upgraded to 8.0-stable.
> Why I'm asking: /var/db/ntpd.drift could be from an old
> computer (the previous hardware), and the clock drift rate would be
> different than that of your newer hardware.
No, /var/db/ntp.drift is created on this machine.
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