Clock Problems

Mykal Funk mykalfunk at
Thu Dec 10 18:56:21 PST 2009

I am use to old hardware (i486DX) having problems keeping time on the 
hardware clock. But isn't the system clock a separate thing? I am losing 
about 4 min on the system clock for every 10 minutes of real time. I've 
googled around for clock drift information. What I found suggests  that 
a system under heavy load with the 2.6.x kernel on certain hardware 
might show this symptom. I've yet to try it, but I've read that adding 
"clock=pit noapic nolapic" to the boot parameters should fix it.

Is this something that will affect an LFS build? I don't like the idea 
of finding out towards the end that it will. That is my main concern. 
Should I ignore the clock issue? Is this something I should concern 
myself about? Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks in Advance,
Mykal Funk

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