[ntp:questions] slowly gaining time

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Sat Dec 23 04:44:36 UTC 2006

On 2006-12-23, Jammer <ask.me at mail.com> wrote:

> Harlan Stenn wrote:
>> I suspect either hardware or OS problems (and possibly BIOS
>> settings).
>> Please see http://ntp.isc.org/Support/TroubleshootingNTP .
> I deleted the driftfile and added iburst. Jitter gets worse. I did
> these very close together.

Did you restart ntpd after making those changes?

> The URL does not provide help for hardware or OS problems. :-(

The first two links in the "TOC" at the URL are:

# 9.1. Known Hardware Issues
# 9.2. Known Operating System Issues

Please tell us what hardware, OS, ntpd and kernel version you're using.

Is this machine using ACPI or APM?

Do you see any ntpd related messages in your syslog (such as repeated
time resets)?

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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