[ntp:questions] Losing clock ticks (Was: Severe time drift for Undisciplined Local Clock)
martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Fri Apr 13 10:19:56 UTC 2007
Richard B. gilbert wrote:
> Martin Burnicki wrote:
>> 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.
> 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.
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