[ntp:questions] Losing clock ticks (Was: Severe time drift for Undisciplined Local Clock)

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Fri Apr 13 10:19:56 UTC 2007


Richard B. gilbert wrote:
> Martin Burnicki wrote:
>> David,
>> David Woolley wrote:
>> [...]
>>>(Linux is OK for a dedicated server, although it can lose clock
>>>ticks if it is doing other things that require disk I/O.)
>> I don't know why this is posted continuously here.
> <snip>
> When someone complains that the clock on his Linux system is chronically
> slow and/or that ntpd cannot synchronize it very well, what do you tell
> him?  It's a known problem with some versions of both Linux and Windows.
>   It may not be the problem in any particular case but the possibility
> must be considered in each case.

Yes, that's right for "some versions" of Linux, but not Linux in general.

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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