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Re: Problems with clock on 1.1-CURRENT

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 15:22:45 -0400

Freddie Cash wrote:

> I've installed 1.0 via the 1.0a installer CD.  CVSup'd to the latest
> sources yesterday afternoon.  Everything works nicely except for one
> major problem:  under a "heady load", the clock will go crazy (30
> seconds on the laptop is less than 1 second on the wall clock) and
> processes will go into hyperspeed.  "Heavy load" is compiling the
> world (P166) or loading KDE (Celeron).  Once the clock goes crazy, the
> laptops are useless and must be rebooted to reset the clock.

A number of people have reported this bug; it looks like it's a problem with
the timer code.  I haven't tried this myself, but it may be possible to use
ntp to resync until the cause is found.  

This question's come up a number of times; does anyone have an objection to
having this on the FAQ?

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