Clock Problems

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Mon Dec 14 14:39:59 PST 2009

Mykal Funk wrote:

> I replaced the battery and the behavior didn't change. The time loss 
> occurs only under high load. When uptime reports a high load average, 
> the system loses time like crazy. When it is just sitting doing nothing 
> it keeps perfect time. I don't know what to make of it. Perhaps someone 
> else can.

What kernel are you running and what is the HW again?

It sounds like the interrupt system is losing time ticks and may just be 
  a symptom of old hw and (possibly) how the kernel handles the 
interrupts.  It's possible it can be fixed in the kernel configuration.

It could also be a HW error.

   -- Bruce

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