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Re: [opensuse] ntp can not manage to put the clock in sync.
  • From: "A. den Oudsten" <AdenOudsten@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 16:18:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <475812CA.9070903@xxxxxx>
Neil Dawkins wrote:

Carlos E. R. wrote:

The Friday 2007-12-07 at 00:05 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:


I haven't been paying too much attention to what you have written re the problem, what result do you get when you try setting the time manually, as root, from the command line? You know, the old

ntpdate -u <IP-address-of-time-server>

It works, of course. That's what I'm doing every time NTP quits.

The problem is that NTP can't keep the system clock disciplined, it strays off as soon as NTP looses the network peers, and not a second or two, but several minutes.

It seems a kernel problem, not an NTP problem.


I had a similar problem on one of my 10.3 servers.

I had to reset /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/current_clocksource (in this case to jiffies).

To list available sources:

cat /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource

Before 10.3 I have not experienced this issue.


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I corrected the systemclock in the BIOS and the troubles were over
André den Oudsten
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