[PC-BSD Testing] ntpd and drift file

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Fri Apr 10 10:23:44 PDT 2009

I am downloading the release before I do any extra checking and changes.

I am also finding some very interesting possible changes with apic (as well 
as acpi) and kern.timecounter.hardware, looks like they need to be changed 
for vmware, this would allow a kern.hz = 100 to be used (a 30 or 50 is 
suggested, but it may cause problems with some network cards).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.com>
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] ntpd and drift file

> Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
>> ok, changing the ntp.conf looks like the best option, so ntpd will create
>> and use the correct file.
>> if it is vmware we need to disable ntpd as it doesn't work and we should 
>> use
>> ntpdate instead.. at least for now that it is still provided.
>> fabry
> Great, I'll get ntp.conf changed in SVN and issue a patch today. Do you
> think its possible to get ntpd working properly with vmware? I would
> hate to use ntpdate since its depreciated. How about if you install the
> vmware tools, does it make any difference in the time drift?
> -- 
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