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Hardware clock in HP Proliant Microserver drifting around?

Hardware clock in HP Proliant Microserver drifting around?
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:39:26 PM »
After the last update last monday my 8.1 HP microserver 40L has an extreme lag in time. If updated with ntupdate -u 0.smeserver.pool.ntp org it shows an offset of about 4.5 sec, if this command is repeated 40 seconds later it is 0.8 seconds and after 1-2 minutes it again raises up to 1 - 2 seconds increasing constantly. The server time is increasingly walking behind internet time.

Is this a hardware related problem or is there something wrong in another place?

It is standard hardware and was working 7/24 for about 1 year now.
Alexander Ziemann, Berlin - DE

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Re: Hardware clock in HP Proliant Microserver drifting around?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 08:23:12 AM »
I've had similar problems with my Proliant Microserver. I'm able to deal with them by doing:

Stop ntp:
# sv stop ntpd

Remove ntp's drift file:
# rm /etc/ntp/drift

Set the clock with ntpdate:
# ntpdate pool.ntp.org

Run adjtimex to find reasonable setting for drift (this will run for some minutes):
# adjtimex -a

Start ntp again:
# sv start ntpd

Hope this will work for you also
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