[ntp:questions] Re: Can NTP affect the time even when not running? (with platform details this time)

mike michael.no.spam.cook at wanadoo.fr
Wed Nov 24 13:29:10 UTC 2004


I also experienced this problem once. A wild drift was perpetuated even 
though ntp is stopped , also in linux. I think it is due to kernel 
frequency adjustment variable(s) being set and staying set even though 
ntp is gone. I cannot remember which. . I think a simple reboot fixes it.


Parker Jones wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> My hardware clock used to lose about 1 minute a week so I decided to 
> start using ntp.
> 
> I had problems with ntp that I haven't been able to resolve, so I have 
> reverted back to just the hardware clock.
> 
> But the clock now drifts (loses) several hours each day.   Is it 
> possible that ntp could have caused this? e.g.  a drift parameter set by 
> ntp?
> 
> Any suggestions much appreciated,
> 
> PJ
> Platform: linux Fedora Core 2, kernel 2.6.8-1.521, ntp-4.2.0-7 on NEC 
> Versa LX 400MHz laptop
> Will post config files and logs if it helps.
> 
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