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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] UML - Deal with host time going backwards
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On 3 Jun 2008, Daniel Hazelton said:

> On Tuesday 03 June 2008 03:32:11 pm Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Tue, 3 Jun 2008 15:02:35 -0400
>>
>> Jeff Dike <jdike@addtoit.com> wrote:
>> > Protection against the host's time going backwards - keep track of the
>> > time at the last tick and if it's greater than the current time, keep
>> > time stopped until the host catches up.
>>
>> Strange. What would cause the host's time (or at least UML's perception
>> of it) to go backwards?
>
> A wild guess would be that the UML process is running "fast" at some point and
> its expectation of the host's time is skewed forward because of that.

Quite so. Simply running ntp on the host (in slew-only mode, no less!)
can cause this.

> Another possibility is that the hosts clock got reset between the times UML
> has checked it and the correction was a negative one.

That too.

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