VMware and ntp

Ben Kevan ben.kevan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 19:13:04 UTC 2009

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 18:36:53 -0800, mark <m.roth2006 at rcn.com> wrote:

> Hey, Marcos,
> Marcos Aurelio Rodrigues wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>> Try list's history:
>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/redhat-list/
>> I think, the discussion you want was 2 months ago.
> Thanks, but while googling at work, I found it - the problem of losing or
> gaining time while running under VMware. Actually, what I also found was  
> in
> VMware's knowledgebase, which has a page for "Best timekeeping practices  
> for
> Linux", and says, in so many words, that they recommend using NTP and  
> *not*
> VMware's time synchronization. They do mention two kernel parms that  
> need to be
> added to the grub.conf, and that you need to add, as the first line in  
> the
> ntp.conf,
> tinker panic 0
> I think that's in the right order - I'm at home, and don't have the  
> bookmarks.
> But I'd recommend looking up that page, if anyone needs to know.
> 	mark

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