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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 system clock too fast and NTP
  • From: ByteEnable <ByteEnable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 04:06:52 -0600
  • Message-id: <1166350012.4829.336.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 00:46 -0900, John Andersen wrote:
> On Sunday 17 December 2006 00:58, ByteEnable wrote:
> > On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 00:24 -0900, John Andersen wrote:
> > > On Sunday 17 December 2006 01:05, ByteEnable wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 2006-12-16 at 20:55 -0900, John Andersen wrote:
> > > > > On Saturday 16 December 2006 18:09, ByteEnable wrote:
> > > > > > My hardware clock, the actual RTC is keeping rock solid time. My
> > > > > > computer has a clock on the front panel, that uses the RTC to
> > > > > > display the time. That output is perfect. Its only the time in
> > > > > > the kernel/OpenSUSE that is inaccurate and running way too fast.
> > > > >
> > > > > Remind me again what kind of processor you have?
> > > > > Don't know if you mentioned it or I just forgot.
> > > >
> > > > Pentium 4 @ 3ghZ, i915 chipset.
> > >
> > > Pentium can cover a lot of territory. Is it a 32bit
> > > machine or 64? Does it appear as a single processor
> > > or two?
> >
> > Its a Pentium 4 @ 3.00ghZ/800mhZ with Hyperthreading (HT) 32-bit running
> > on the i915 32-bit chipset.
> >
> > Byte
>
> If Darryl Gregorash's instructions don't solve it, try going into your
> bios and turning hyperthreading off for an hour to see if it still
> drifts.
>
>

What will that accomplish? Do you think this is a SMP issue? scheduler?
semaphore? spin-lock? what?

Byte

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