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RE: RTC problems in Debian on PowerEdge 1950

-----Original Message-----
From: Aenoch Lynn [mailto:aenoch.lynn@ucsf.edu] 
Sent: 16. oktober 2007 06:30
To: Daniel Akulenok; debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: RTC problems in Debian on PowerEdge 1950

I've had to do this on lots of my dell servers:


On 10/15/2007 07:48 AM Daniel Akulenok wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm trying to get a vmware server up and running in a Debian 4.0 on a
> Dell PowerEdge 1950 rack server, but I have some problems with RTC.
> Symptoms: 
> - When running "hwclock", Debian says "select() to /dev/rtc to wait
> clock tick timed out". 
> - When starting a guest host on vmware-server in Debian, I get about
> 3500/sec log messages about "rtc: lost some interrupts at 2048Hz".
> times it changes to 1024 or 4096.
> Attempted solutions:
> - Changed HWCLOCKPARS in /etc/init.d/hwclock.sh to "--directisa",
> solve.
> - Rebuilt kernel with Hz set to 100 and 1000, both didn't solve.
> - Tried the 2.6.23 kernel, didn't solve.
> One solution that I've found on google is to just switch to Ubuntu
> Server, but I don't want to do that, as Debian is the required spec
> our vmware servers here.
> Please help, I'm desperate!
> PS. Please CC all mails to me, as I'm not a member of the list. 
> Kind regards,
> Dak.

Hi Aenoch,
Do you know if this will also fix the errors that vmware spits out?
Kind regards,

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