Having trouble with system date/time in GNU/Linux/Debian: Time goes too fast for date, time, cron. The sleep command works fine, file modification times are correct. The issue explained via commands:
$ date Mon Sep 12 05:27:46 CEST 2011 $ time sleep 1 real 71m13.403s user 0m0.008s sys 0m0.012s $ date Fri Sep 16 22:00:02 CEST 2011
Seems like, while the command "sleep 1" ran, and the command "date" was typed, 4 days passed. Well actually didn't. Ideas about what is going on are welcome.
$ uname -a Linux the_hostname 2.6.18-238.19.1.el5xen #1 SMP Fri Jul 15 08:16:59 EDT 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux
And yes, it is in a virtual machine.
$ hwclock --debug hwclock from util-linux-ng 126.96.36.199 hwclock: Open of /dev/rtc failed, errno=2: No such file or directory. No usable clock interface found. Cannot access the Hardware Clock via any known method.