The clock is too fast in FreeBSD!
mykroft at explosive.mail.net
Tue May 27 07:26:57 PDT 2003
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From: "Nan Wang" <nanericwang at hotmail.com>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:17 AM
Subject: The clock is too fast in FreeBSD!
> The clock in FreeBSD is too fast!
> I tried GENERIC kernel, the BSD clock is still too fast.
> the problem is on 5.0 Release, 5.1 BETA1, and 5.1 BETA2.
> I have not yet tried 4.x.
> I'm using PII 366Mhz Acer notebook w/ 192mb RAM ALi Chipset
> but there is no problem on Win98 and Linux(Redhat 8)
> I guess, in a Windows system, the timing function read time
> from CMOS(Hardware Clock), where as FreeBSD just add itself
> which is too dangerous for a server.
> Hope the problem will be solved in future.
> good luck.
The Hardware clock isn't trustworthy either. for a server, you should be
running ntpd and syncing with an atomic clock anyways.
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