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SubjectRe: kernel losing time
On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 04:02:07PM -0600, Thunder from the hill wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Sun, 25 Aug 2002 erik@debill.org wrote:
> > Would this explain my computer losing 2-3 minutes of time while
> > ripping a cd? Normally it's dead on (w/ ntpd running to guarantee
> > that) but while ripping or burning it loses so badly ntpd can't keep
> > up.
>
> We call it 'heavy interrupt load'. The more errors can happen, the more
> errors do happen. (And by the way, I've already seen VIA chipsets jump off
> by hours.)

It's always the same amount - about four hours - there is an underflow to
negative values with unsigned ints.

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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