[PLUG] Troubleshooting date and hwclock

sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 10:44:32 PST 2008


On Jan 6, 2008 5:13 PM, Santosh Dawara <sdawara at gmail.com> wrote:
> Arun Khan wrote:
> > In addition to other's suggestion, I strongly suggest:
> > a) you run the ntpd service which will sync. the kernel clock to an
> > external time server (many available on the 'Net)
> >
> >
> Thanks Arun and the others for your suggestions. It is indeed odd that
> the timers are so far apart.
>
> I have been monitoring hwclock + date and it appears that only the
> system time (date) is progressively falling behind. Hwclock always shows
> time 5 minutes behind real IST. This indicates to me that the CMOS is
> not at fault.
>
> I went ahead and set up Ntpd. It set the system time and synced it to
> the hardware clock correctly. I will be monitoring the system for any skew.
>

Just out of curiosity, by any chance, are you using ASUS board with or
without AMD processor on it?
I have seen some boards doing wrong timings.
One of them was showing superast time when it was connected on the
net. The user was really worried about the internet usage time and the
charges from the ISP. I hope that is not the case with you ;-)

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