[lug] Clock drifting - SOLVED

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Wed Mar 29 08:19:26 MST 2006

I solved the problem by booting with the kernel option 'noapic'.  Thanks
to the previous responders for helping get my investigation on track.

I'm curious:  What is apic, and what's the tradoff of running 'noapic'?
 My processor is an Athlon XP 2700+, kernel 2.6.12, if it matters.

I wonder if my CPU was unintentionally overclocked.

David L. Anselmi wrote:
> Do you mean the hardware clock or the kernel clock?  Running fast
> compared to what?

It was the system (kernel) clock running fast, compared to clocks that
run at the frequency of the NIST atomic clock, give or take a smidge.


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