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Date:      Sat, 12 Dec 2009 13:20:05 -0500
From:      Robert Fitzpatrick <lists@webtent.net>
To:        andrew clarke <mail@ozzmosis.com>, FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: slow clock on FreeBSD 7.2 on vmware
Message-ID:  <4B23DED5.3010308@webtent.net>
In-Reply-To: <20091212175949.GB3084@ozzmosis.com>
References:  <4B23CD8A.50203@webtent.com> <20091212175949.GB3084@ozzmosis.com>

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On 12/12/2009 12:59 PM, andrew clarke wrote:
> On Sat 2009-12-12 12:06:18 UTC-0500, Robert Fitzpatrick (robert@webtent.com) wrote:
>
>    
>> pgsql# cat /boot/loader.conf
>> kern.ipc.semmni=32
>> kern.ipc.semmns=512
>> hint.apic.0.disabled=1
>>      
> According to the loader.conf man page these should all be in the format:
>
> kern.ipc.semmni="32"
> kern.ipc.semmns="512"
> hint.apic.0.disabled="1"
>
> I don't know if this matters.
>
> I'm not sure hint.apic.0.disabled is valid for 7.2.  sysctl -a doesn't
> list this variable on my machine.  Maybe it's only available on some
> machines.
>
>    
>> The only way I'm able to keep the clock up to date is to sync with
>> an Internet time server regularly. Anyone have an idea how fix this
>> issue?
>>      
> Can you use ntpd?
>
> Regards
> Andrew
>    

I'm pulling from a time server now every hour, keeps it from getting 
behind too much. Perhaps that is what I'll end up doing, loading the ntp 
server, I guess that would keep it up to date better? Thanks.



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