Subject: Re: ps(1) reports negative cpu time
To: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
From: Charles Swiger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/03/2005 13:22:44
On Aug 3, 2005, at 12:36 PM, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I also saw similar a couple days ago on NetBSD/i386 2.0.2, but not
> a kernel thread.
> USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND
> mail 268 0.0 1.9 708 1740 ?? Ss 11:26AM 0:-3.36 /usr/pkg/
> sbin/exim -bd -q30m (exim-4.44-1)
> The rc.conf has ntpdate=YES and also runs "/etc/rc.d/ntpdate start"
> once each night.
Don't run ntpdate daily to set the time.
Run ntpd, it's going to do a much better job of keeping your clocks
syncronized, and will try to slew the clock rather than jump or step
the clock, which will avoid or reduce problems seen from the clock