[ntp:questions] Re: ntp sanity limit kills ntp daily

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri May 20 20:48:12 UTC 2005

Michael Ward wrote:

> Hello All,
> I've configured my FC3 system to run ntp successfully at boot time and 
> ntp seems to run successfully for about a day.  However, every night 
> the clock looses some 1200 seconds while the system is busy making 
> backups.  When ntp figures this out, it refuses to update the clock 
> because this is classified as insane, and terminates.
> I happen to agree that the clock loosing about 1200 seconds (for any 
> reason) seems insane.  However, given that this sort of behavior seems 
> common enough to be found via google (search for: ntp exceeds sanity 
> limit), I'm hopeful that there is a way to coax ntp (or some other 
> automated program) to trudge on and do the deed anyway.
> Default rules can make is seem like a crazy world, can't they?
> I'm running a self compiled linux kernel 2.6.9 with FC3 linux as 
> installed from Negus' "Red Hat Fedora Linux 3".  Anyoune out there 
> know how to make this sort of thing work in a rational manner?
> Thanks.
> - Mike

Use a different O/S?  Preferably one that does not lose interrupts!

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