Kernel Variables Sanity Check

Jason C. Wells jcw at
Wed Dec 24 16:08:02 UTC 2008

Gonzalo Nemmi wrote:
> Hi Jason, and sorry to pop in, but now you got me guessing if I should follow 
> your lead too ...
> This is what I get in here:
> [gonzalo at inferna ~]% grep Time /var/run/dmesg.boot
> Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
> Timecounter "ACPI-safe" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 850
> acpi_hpet0: <High Precision Event Timer> iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff on acpi0
> Timecounter "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 900
> Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
> Should I change kern.timecounter.hardware to i8254 too??
I did this because NTP wouldn't synch.  My clock was so much faster than 
actual time that the time between running ntpdate and running ntpd would 
cause to much error (jitter?, offset?) for ntpd to synch.  So if you're 
not having a problem, you don't need to do anything.


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