On Thu, 03 May 2007 11:07:34 -0400
Chuck Swiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Sun SPARC machines have good HW clocks, and also some of the newer
> Macs also seem to have consistently low values in ntp.drift and
> handle timekeeping well.

Does that matter?

The RTC time is almost immediately overridden by ntpdate. The
drift is a systematic error that ntpd allows for. I would
have thought that the only significant issue, is whether the system
loses timer interrupts under load.
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