Time Drift

The weird thing is we have other instances of redhat running on the
same vmware box and the clock is pretty accurate… we run ntpdate
every morning out of cron and it’s good to go, no constant NTP required.

I’m not even sure if you’d call this drift, it can get off by 7
minutes within 15 minutes of setting it.

It appears that the consensus is RT/RTIR are not in the wrong though
so I will defer further posting further details. You’ve all been very
helpful.

Alex

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The weird thing is we have other instances of redhat running on the
same vmware box and the clock is pretty accurate… we run ntpdate
every morning out of cron and it’s good to go, no constant NTP required.

I’m not even sure if you’d call this drift, it can get off by 7
minutes within 15 minutes of setting it.

It appears that the consensus is RT/RTIR are not in the wrong though
so I will defer further posting further details. You’ve all been very
helpful.

Furthermore, if you are having clock issues with hosts under vmware, you
should really read the following article:

“Question: Why does the clock in my Linux guest consistently run more slowly
or more quickly than real world time?”

http://www.vmware.com/support/kb/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1420

HTH

-Jeff

Jeff Ballard ballard@engr.wisc.edu 608-265-5090
Unix Systems Manager, Computer-Aided Engineering Center