Subject: ntp problems
To: NetBSD Users <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/21/2001 09:17:50
Running a 1.5W kernel on a 233 MHz pentium, the system clock is running
way too slow.  This system is a router with little or no disk activity,
but four network interfaces (two Ethernets, one WLAN, one PPP).  The
clock lags almost one second every minute, and NTP seems to have problems
keeping the clock in sync.  Every now and then, NTP "jumps" the clock to
correct time and then the time starts drifting again.. maximum error
between NTP corrections is almost 10 seconds.

I tried rebooting the system, no help.  I have tried restarting NTP
several times, no help.

Is there something wrong with the in-kernel NTP PLL or is my computer
just plain broken?  Shouldn't the PLL code try to correct the system
clock drift even if the hardware clock was too slow?

This machine was supposed to act as a time server to other machines, but..