Subject: Poor timekeeping on x86 smp branch?
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From: Rafal Boni <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 04/23/2002 13:03:35
	I was playing with NTP on my sgimips box last night and noticed
	that my x86 (running a 1.5ZA kernel from the last time the x86
	SMP branch caught up to -current) was keeping remarkably poor
	time; in fact, NTP made the clock so bad that this morning the
	clock, which normally tracks time fairly reliably, was 45 minutes
	off (after ~ 9 hours or so).

	I figured I'd send a heads-up if this wasn't a known problem; in
	case it *isn't* I can do some poking around, but unfortunately
	have too many other things on my plate to do any thorough digging.

	(If a PR is warranted against things on a branch, I'll do so as 


Rafal Boni                                           
  We are all worms.  But I do believe I am a glowworm.  -- Winston Churchill