[ntp:questions] Re: Linux 2.6 + ntpd + noapic + insanity.

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Jan 27 16:37:40 UTC 2006

"Omri Schwarz" <ocscwar at h-after-ocsc.mit.edu> wrote in message
news:octu0bpfz3c.fsf at biohazard-cafe.mit.edu...

> Hi, everyone.

Hello Omri.

<system drifting badly>

> SO beyond putting "rdate -s time.mit.edu" in a crontab, with all the
> absurdities entailed in that step, what else am I supposed to do?

Try to estimate the drift (roughly), and apply a pre-correction. There
was a thread named "suse oss 10 ntpd clock drift" recently that contained
the necessary information.

Then hope that the drift was systematic, and that it's now under 500 PPM,
and try NTP again.

Maarten Wiltink

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