Bug 236611 - Kernel 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 - ntp now correcting time by +1s approx every 15 mins
Kernel 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 - ntp now correcting time by +1s approx every 15 mins
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Brian Brock
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Blocks: 427887
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Reported: 2007-04-16 15:08 EDT by Brian Morrison
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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dmesg for 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 - this being the broken kernel (16.80 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-17 03:08 EDT, Brian Morrison
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dmesg for working kernel 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 (16.71 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-17 03:23 EDT, Brian Morrison
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Description Brian Morrison 2007-04-16 15:08:56 EDT
Description of problem:

Since using the 2944 kernel, ntp is now reporting a time reset of +1.05 seconds
approximately every 15 minutes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Happens constantly with kernel 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 when using ntp-4.2.4p0-1.fc6

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with kernel shown above
2. Look in /var/log/messages for ntp output
3. Find "time reset" messages from ntpd
Actual results:

time reset +1.0xxxxs from ntpd in /var/log/messages

Expected results:

These messages did not exist with any previous FC6 kernel test, so 2798, 2925,
2933 etc

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2007-04-16 18:45:15 EDT
Please post contents of the file /var/log/dmesg after booting
both the working and non-working kernels.
Comment 2 Brian Morrison 2007-04-17 03:08:44 EDT
Created attachment 152772 [details]
dmesg for 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 - this being the broken kernel
Comment 3 Brian Morrison 2007-04-17 03:23:48 EDT
Created attachment 152773 [details]
dmesg for working kernel 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6
Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2007-04-17 19:12:07 EDT
Please try the kernel parameter "clocksource=acpi_pm" or

Comment 5 Brian Morrison 2007-04-18 03:55:31 EDT
clocksource=acpi_pm has removed the time reset messages.

Would a test with clocksource=pit be useful? If so I'll do it later today and
add the result here.

BTW, I can't find a succinct explanation of how these different clock sources
differ. Is there anything that describes it, or is is a "read the source" job?
Comment 6 Chuck Ebbert 2007-04-18 19:51:28 EDT
Unfortunately the clocksource parameter isn't very well documented.

After booting you can look in
Comment 7 Jon Stanley 2008-01-07 20:47:09 EST
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)


I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.


I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer

Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.

Thanks for using Fedora!
Comment 8 Brian Morrison 2008-01-08 02:44:03 EST
No longer seeing this problem, currently using Fedora 7 with latest kernel, I do not have any Fedora 8 systems at present.

Note that I no longer have the hardware that triggered this bug (failed
motherboard that is no longer bootable).

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