[ntp:questions] Re: Quasi-On_topic: System (kernel) time jumps 3600 seconds at random times. Stumped.

John Pettitt jpp at cloudview.com
Wed May 18 15:22:58 UTC 2005

elickd at one.net wrote:
> I know this really isn't on topic for the NTP newsgroup, but I believe
> the people who frequent this group have a better understanding of
> system time on Unix boxes than anyone else I've encountered thus far.
> I've been battling a problem for months now where the system time on
> random SCO 5.02/5.0.5/5.0.7 machines jumps + or - 3600 seconds from
> true GMT.

How old are the machines?   Is the RTC battery on the way out?   I've
seen a lot of very weird behavior from PC hardware when the RTC
battery starts to go out.


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