Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123551
System Time runs lagging very badly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
Description of problem:
System time skews and lag behind hardware time / actual time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go webmin -> hadware -> system time page:
2. sync system time & hardware time against NTP server
3. wait 10 mins
4. observer time skew
System time lags the actual and hardware time by 50%
In the above case Fedora 2 was ran in vmware.com's virtual machine
version 4.5, with 96MB of memory, Pentium 4 2.4GHz, virtual harddisk
6GB emulated on virtual BusLogic SCSI.
The bug on hardware clock was observed by using webmin v 1.140 at the
hardware -> system time page. In about 10 mins after I sync both
hardware and system time against NTP server, the skew of system time
is observed that it is lagging behind by few mins.
I belive the system time is running at half tick of clock, because it
moved approx 5 mins in every 10 mins.
The Fedora refered here is :
Fedora Core release 1.90 (FC2 test 1)
Refiled as kernel
Closed - vmware isnt a supported platform. If it happens iwth FC2 do
talk to vmware about it.