[ntp:questions] Re: Can NTP affect the time even when not running? (with platform details this time)
michael.no.spam.cook at wanadoo.fr
Wed Nov 24 14:02:56 UTC 2004
Digging a bit more I see that the freq and tick kernel variables can
be set using adjtimex. If your system is keeping the same bad behaviour
after a boot it is probably because of the existance of a bad
/etc/adjtime file ( mine seems to survive boot)
[mike at quark linux-184.108.40.206]$ who -b
system boot Nov 24 10:09
[mike at quark linux-220.127.116.11]$ ls -l /etc/adjtime
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 44 Nov 24 08:36 /etc/adjtime
Get rid of it, and go read the man pages adjtimex and hwclock.
Yuo should be able to get back to correct values without a boot.
If you read French there is even a web page which outlines the strategy.
Probably in english also somewhere.
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
> Any suggestions much appreciated,
> 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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