I'm having some strange problem with the clock on my server – it's about 10% faster than normal.
The problem started 2 days ago and I've not done anything special with the server.
I tried to turn of the ntp update by stopping the ntpd daemon.
It looks like the hardware clock is disabled.
→ sudo hwclock --show select() to /dev/rtc to wait for clock tick timed out
- Server has not been restarted for 100+ days
- Linus distro is Debian squeeze/sid
- ntpd daemon is turned of
- Server is a VPS, non of the other customers have had any problem
- I've not changed anything related to the clock in terms of software
sudo date -s "Sun Feb 5 00:30:15 CET 2012"or
sudo ntpdate -b prrr.se, fixes the problem temporarily
I tried to mesure the offset by using
ntpdate -b prrr.se. This is the result
After 5 sec
→ sudo ntpdate -b prrr.se 5 Feb 00:19:54 ntpdate: step time server 22.214.171.124 offset -1.179405 sec
After 10 sec
→ sudo ntpdate -b prrr.se 5 Feb 00:20:04 ntpdate: step time server 126.96.36.199 offset -2.480711 sec
After 20 sec
→ sudo ntpdate -b prrr.se 5 Feb 00:20:24 ntpdate: step time server 188.8.131.52 offset -4.680055 sec
Can anyone explain to me why this is happening and what might be the solution?