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Re: ntpd and crond question

In article <>,
Steve Blinkhorn <> wrote:
>I have NetBSD 5.1 running on a colocated virtual machine running on a
>remote (to me) site.   I am having no success is getting the system
>clock to synchronise using ntpd, whereas all my various other systems
>are in lock step.   And, at least when the system is idling, crond is
>reported as taking about 50% of available CPU time.
>The drift in the system clock is very substantial: could this be
>because if I use m other systems as peers or servers the distance
>(U.K. to California) is excessive?   Perhaps someone could
>suggest/offer sites in the S.F. Bay Area to which I could
>I don't understand the crond behaviour - there is little in the
>crontabs, there's no queue of jobs wiating to be processed - and
>nothing I can seen in the results of a web search that seems to relate
>to my situation.
>Can anyone suggest a line of attack?

ktrace -p <cronpid>


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