millenia2000 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 6 21:34:17 UTC 2008
> Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 15:48:46 -0500
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> From: jbiquez at icsmx.com
> Subject: Re: vmware timekeeping
> At 03:23 p.m. 06/06/2008, you wrote:
>>I'm running FreeBSD 6.3-release as a guest on VMware ESX 3.0.2. My
>>problem is that the clock keeps *gaining* time. I have the
>>"timesync" option turned on in ESX's .vmx file, and I have
>>"hint.apic.0.disabled=1" in my FreeBSD guest's /boot/loader.conf.
>>I used to have "kern.hz=100" in loader.conf, but that caused the
>>guest to gain time even faster.
>>Does anyone have a good recipe for decent timekeeping in this config?
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> Hello all.
> Here is something similar. Running 6.2 stable... but the clock lose
> around 6 hours each day
The only good way of keeping time pretty set is to set up an NTP sync on the image to go off at decently constant rate (once every 3 hours or so). the vmware-tools will not synchronize the system clock.
I heard of someone trying to change the clock in BSD to only use the hardware clock as VMWare can reset that but never heard anything beyond that.
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