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Old 12-14-2008, 10:16 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#390892: linux-image-2.6.18-1-alpha-smp: adjtimex() problem on alpha

On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 04:18:31PM +0200, root wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.18-1-alpha-smp
> Version: 2.6.18-2
> Severity: normal
>
>
> hi,
>
> synopsis: packages like adjtimex, ntpd, chrony and company (all of which
> would use the adjtimex() system call) do not work.
>
> # ntptime
> ntp_gettime() returns code 5 (ERROR)
> time c8ccec87.0f8b4000 Tue, Oct 3 2006 16:04:55.060, (.060719),
> maximum error 16384000 us, estimated error 16 us
> ntp_adjtime() returns code 5 (ERROR)
> modes 0x0 (),
> offset 0.000 us, frequency 0.000 ppm, interval 1 s,
> maximum error 16384000 us, estimated error 16 us,
> status 0x40 (UNSYNC),
> time constant 0, precision 1.000 us, tolerance 512 ppm,
>
> and indeed strace reveals that:
>
> adjtimex({modes=0, offset=0, freq=0, maxerror=452112, esterror=16, status=64, constant=0, precision=1, tolerance=33554432, time={1159804982, 258090}}) = 5
>
> which, according to my kernel-source-reading, means "clock is not synchronized"
> (to what?).
> Other architectures I have access to (i386, amd64) work fine.
>
> Could you please help me sort this out?
>
> The machine is etch, with the latest kernel pulled from sid. However, the
> problem also exists in the etch kernel (2.6.17-2).

Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

If you're running Etch, could you try to reproduce this bug
with the 2.6.24 based kernel added in 4.0r4?
http://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux-2.6.24.html

Cheers,
Moritz



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