Re: 2.0.24 clock unstable ?

Grant Guenther (
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 07:17:17 -0500 (EST)

I wrote

> I upgraded one of my systems, gear, to 2.0.24 and now I'm just cleaning up a
> weird time mess. It appears that 2:30am happened 3 times this morning.

And Mike replied

> I don't know where you're based, but in the UK this weekend was the
> end of Summertime/Daylight-Savings/Clocks-Forward or whatever you want
> to call it. Changed about 2:30am on Sunday morning.
> Call me crazy, but could that have had anything to do with your
> troubles? It *is* an unusual coincidence...

Well, I'm glad to see that my posting made it out ..

No, I'm in Canada - our time change was a week before, but you're right
the coincidence is "interesting". (Also, this started happening early
on Friday morning - not Sunday morning - and repeated itself every night
until ...)

To follow up to my later postings, disabling xntpd has cured this

So - did anything change in the implementation of timers or adjtime or ...
between 2.0.0 and 2.0.24 ? Inquiring minds want to know what was going on.

Grant R. Guenther