[ntp:questions] offset slowly increases while ntpd is running?

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Wed Feb 7 19:13:04 UTC 2007

>Some flavors of Linux behave badly during periods of high disk usage. 
>It appears that interrupts are either masked or disabled for a period 
>long enough to lose two or more clock ticks.  If you are running Linux 
>and the clock is slow with respect to the server this may be your problem.

One way to provoke that pattern is to have DMA turned off.

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