[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd server on Linux/Debian with SPARC Sun Blade 100

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Oct 19 12:55:17 UTC 2006

Olivier Bornet wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm back to my ntp server setup problem...
> I have found a link to a problem with the Sun Blade 100 and it's clock:
>    http://people.spacelabs.nl/~admar/usb100faq/76.html
> Of course, this is talking about Solaris, and I use Linux... But maybe
> the cause of the problem is the same: a problem with the Sun Blade 100
> clock. In the log of ntp, I see many "time reset" (about every 15
> minutes), like:
>    Oct 19 06:40:19 puck ntpd[2779]: time reset +1.018025 s
>    Oct 19 06:56:20 puck ntpd[2779]: time reset +0.873713 s

There is a well known problem with some flavors of Linux.  There is a 
kernel parameter, HZ, which, if set to "250" or "1000" can cause the 
loss of clock interrupts.  It should be set to 100 for best results.

Another solution would be to download Solaris 10 (free) from Sun and 
install it.

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