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Re: [Xen-users] Clock problems on Squeeze/Xen4 (clock jumps 50 minutes ahead)

Hi Stephan,

maybe I misunderstood but I was kind of sure that the 'jiffies' thing could not 
be used with Xen4.

I've looked at my domU and the jiffies clocksource is not available, only xen 
(the current one) and tsc.
Also on a Squeeze DomU there's no independent_wallclock on proc fs. Maybe it 
has another name?

I've used the timer_mode on some HVM domU's but I don't really remember why... 
I think it has nothing to do.



El 28/08/2012, a les 10:56, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> va escriure:

> On Mon, 2012-08-27 at 09:38 +0100, Aleix Dorca Josa wrote:
>> Hi Stephan,
>> thanks for your suggestion but unfortunately what you propose only works in 
>> Xen 3. I am using Xen 4.
> What makes you say that? independent wallclock is a feature of the guest
> kernel not the hypervisor.
> Older kernels might have /proc/sys/xen/independent_wallclock instead, or
> I think you can specify it on the guest kernel command line (you'll have
> to google the syntax, I don't know it offhand).
> Ian.
>> cheers,
>> Aleix.
>> El 27/08/2012, a les 10:30, Stephan Seitz <s.seitz@xxxxxxxxxxx> va escriure:
>>> Am Montag, den 27.08.2012, 08:29 +0200 schrieb Aleix Dorca Josa:
>>>> I see that the clocksource=pit on the grub command line does not seem to 
>>>> fix the problem. Any other hints? Change to Ubuntu server? Build my own 
>>>> xen binary? Use Debian's backports to change the kernel version?
>>>> This is kind of a big problem for me since the error kills ntpd on DomU's 
>>>> and then Dovecot's processes stop themselves when time is corrected. 
>>>> Scripts to workaround this are fine but I would rather much prefer for the 
>>>> clock not to jump ahead.
>>> Hi,
>>> as a quick fix, you could handle your domU's independent from xen:
>>> echo "jiffies" > 
>>> /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/current_clocksource
>>> echo "1" > /proc/sys/xen/independent_wallclock
>>> take a look at 
>>> /sys/devices/system/clocksource/clocksource0/available_clocksource to see 
>>> which clock sources are possible.
>>> cheers,
>>> Stephan
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