[ntp:questions] Re: Help needed with excessive drift

David Woolley david at djwhome.demon.co.uk
Wed May 4 22:14:25 UTC 2005

In article <427881b3$0$11720$8fcfb975 at news.wanadoo.fr>,
mike <michael.no.spam.cook at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> of years back where due to a misconfiguration, /etc/adjtime had got a 

The /etc/adjtime mechanism (hwclock -a) is fundamentally incompatible
with ntpd and mixing the two will cause repeated time steps.

(ntp.drift is read only at boot, but adjtime is read every time hwclock -a
is run.)

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