[ntp:questions] slowly gaining time

Jammer ask.me at mail.com
Sat Dec 23 05:16:57 UTC 2006

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> 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

I missed that.
I have a Linux- kernel so nuff said. :-)

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

kernel: ALI15X3: chipset revision 193

I don't know the exact hardware, something old. :-)

> Is this machine using ACPI or APM?

kernel: ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
kernel: ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])

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

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