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SubjectRe: laptop losing 4 seconds every 17 minutes [SOLVED]
Tim Moore wrote:
> Toshiba 320CT, 2.2.20. I noticed a 'synchronization lost' pattern in
> xntpd logs.
> Ran a test loop with 'ntpdate -q' to my LAN time server at 1 second
> intervals and discovered the laptop is losing precisely 4 seconds (jump)
> every 17 minutes.
> There are no unusual cron jobs, nor does any obvious process trigger as
> far as top output shows. There is an Abit KA7 using the same kernel,
> ntp server and client setup, and on the same LAN with no issues.

Every 1020 seconds the system would freeze, including RTC, for 4
seconds. In this case '1020+4' had no tangible meaning. The problem
was a bad NiMH RTC battery.

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