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Upgrading kernel from 2.4 to 2.6.17-2-k7: logs filled with NTP error "frequency error -512 PPM exceeds tolerance 500 PPM"

Hi folks,

I'm running etch. I recently upgraded my kernel from a self-built 2.4 to
the Debian kernel package version 2.6.17-2-k7. Now, my logs are filled
with (10-20 per hour):

Dec  4 08:56:52 reidster ntpd[2331]: frequency error -512 PPM exceeds tolerance 500 PPM

There doesn't seem to be any symptoms other than the log message, and I
never saw anything of the kind under 2.4.

Removing /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift makes the messages go away for a few hours.

Any ideas?

Many thanks,


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