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

Omri Schwarz ocscwar at h-after-ocsc.mit.edu
Fri Jan 27 18:32:22 UTC 2006

"Maarten Wiltink" <maarten at kittensandcats.net> writes:

> "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.

Yup, some fiddling with tickadj does seem to be doing the trick. 

Omri Schwarz --- ocscwar at mit.edu ('h' before war) 
Timeless wisdom of biomedical engineering: "Noise is principally
due to the presence of the patient." -- R.F. Farr

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