Is it running on vmware by chance?

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From: Jon Schewe
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Subject: [tclug-list] Odd problem with system clock
Sent: May 28, 2009 5:11 PM

I've got an opensuse 11.0 system with kernel 2.6.25 and I'm finding that
with or without ntp running the system clock falls way behind. Checking
hwclock shows the correct time, but date is hours behind. Right after
ntp starts up I see this:
jen:/home/jpschewe # ntpq -p
     remote           refid      st t when poll reach   delay   offset 
==============================================================================      2 u   19   64    1   16.088  127006.  
3.906    2 u   18   64    1   16.285  130991.  
 tesla.fireduck.      2 u   17   64    1   13.431  134998.  

At this point I've just set the system time to match the hardware clock
and it's within a minute of reality, however that offset column seem way
to large for something this close.

Anyone got any ideas?

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