[ntp:questions] How do I prevent sudden system time jumps.

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Wed Jul 13 22:07:46 UTC 2011

David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid> wrote:
> Hal Murray wrote:

> >> OK.  I asked since a timewarp of 200ms is a bit surprising for
> >> real HW, but is something to be expected if you were running in a
> >> VM.
> > 
> > It's easy to get a time-warp of 200 ms on a DSL link.  Just
> > download a huge file, say a CD.  The queuing delay on the input to
> > the DSL link turns into asymmetrical delays.  I've seen delays up
> > to 3.5 seconds.

> The huff and puff tinker optin can help mitigate this.

And if the bufferbloat folks are successfull, there should be further
mitigation from the reduction in queuing delays.

rick jones
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