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Re: huge clock drift?

On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:52:12PM +0200, Basile STARYNKEVITCH wrote:
> Hello
> On my new MSI S270 with a Turion, self-compiled kernel 2.6.13-rc2, the
> clock (as reported by date, ie gettimeofday call) is drifting
> consuderably: in less than 7 hours, the date (an ntpdate is setting it
> at boot time) has drifted by -12758 seconds

Which is about 3.5 hours.  It looks like your clock goes 50% too

> But the hardware clock (as reported by hwclock) is still right.
> The cpu frequency is adjusted by cpufreqd

So I guess the clock runs at half the speed?  This looks like a
kernel bug to me.

> What command fills the /etc/adjtime file?

That's hwclock, and since hwclock says your RTC is still correct,
that's probably not a problem at all.


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