Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56630
(PCI IRQ_ROUTING)System warps forward during backup via ide-tape
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
This is related to Bug 56436 so read this one first!
Ok Guys, now I think I've found the reason why I have problems with my
system time. After some tests with ntpdate running once a hour overnight
and every 5 minutes while my backup was running I figured out that there
seems to be a problem within the kernel ide-tape driver. I'm running
RedHat 7.2 official update kernel 2.4.9-13. Some details about my
Abit ST6-RAID mainboard, i815 chipset
Celeron 1 Ghz
512 MB RAM
Onstream DI30-FAST IDE streamer (connected as master to second channel
of the onboard HPT370 ide controller)
My backup to the Onstream streamer start at 2:00 and ends around 3:15.
During this time the system time warps nearly 10 minutes forward as
monitored by ntpdate. This time warping only happens during backup and
is definitly reproducable. During the rest of the day the clocks only
drifts about 6 seconds, which is the expected behaviour.
I never had this problem with RedHat 7.0 and my hand-made kernel 2.2.18
containing the ide and raid patches.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use ntpdate to sync your system time
2. do a backup to an Onstream DI30 IDE tape streamer
3. use ntpdate again to monitor how much your system clocks has drifted in
Tonight I ran the backup using the osst driver instead of the ide-tape driver
but nevertheless I get the same result. My system did again warp 10 minutes
forward (around 45 sec. per 5 minutes) during backup.
I'm still seeing this time wrap issue (actually the time wraps back or stands
still for a while) on kernel 2.4.18-27.7.x.
I tried the latest errata kernel 2.4.20-19.7 but this one won't even boot on my
system (see bug #91033)
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