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