[ntp:questions] Stability problem on PowerEdge (SuSE 9.3)
uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Sat Feb 24 19:37:13 UTC 2007
Till Wimmer wrote:
> ntpdc> sysi shows:
> root distance: 0.02536 s
> root dispersion: 0.06160 s
> reference ID: [220.127.116.11]
> reference time: c98b0322.2c93ea2d Sat, Feb 24 2007 19:32:02.174
> system flags: auth monitor ntp kernel stats
> jitter: 0.041702 s
> stability: 48.628 ppm
> stability is still not that good... and getting worse!
> On a different machine i started ntpd at almost the same time. The
> stability there was beyond 0.1 ppm short after...
> I'm still thinking there's something wrong with my hardware--- any ideas?
There were/(are?) issues with some hardware ( nVidia chipsets, at least NV2)
or/and apic stuff.
Either boot the "safe settings" entry in the boot menu or
add "noapic" and/or "noacpi" to your kernel options.
fill in some options in the "options" item
This may help.
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