[OpenIndiana-discuss] Large jumps in system clock time
davekoelmeyer at me.com
Wed Aug 3 22:52:00 UTC 2011
On 04 Aug, 2011,at 10:46 AM, Dave Koelmeyer <davekoelmeyer at me.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Fresh install of oi_148 x86 on this new AMD Phenom II box I have just acquired. No applications nor system configuration/customisation post-install has taken place. If the system is started from cold, I will more often than not see errors logged during boot similar to:
> WARNING: Time of Day clock error: reason [Jumped].
> -- Stopped tracking Time Of Day clock.
> When logged in, the Gnome clock reads a date and time completely incorrect (e.g. December 24 1986). Checking the date and time in BIOS however reads correctly, even across cold boots.
> I see a few threads out there describing the same problem (on Solaris/OpenSolaris that is) as well as a workaround (http://dbaspot.com/solaris/251388-help-solaris-date-time-go-crazy.html is typical), but I would think that if the system clock is accurate in BIOS that would rule out a hardware problem? Has anyone else experienced this?
I should also mention that the error message above is preceded by an error advising that the time of day chip cannot be detected (I don't have the precise message to hand).
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