[ubuntu-uk] s3sync Stopped Working After Reboot

Jon Reynolds maillist at jcrdevelopments.com
Thu Aug 25 14:21:02 UTC 2011

 On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:19:17 +0100, Jon Reynolds wrote:
> Well it now seems that after this reboot (which was just to expand
> some disk space) my VPS time is all fubar.
> I set the time/date with nptdate <time/datestring>
> Then repeatedly hitting date <return> date <return> shows the date
> escallating rapidly, something like an hour per second and the date
> shifts wildly.
> I have fed all this back to my VPS supplier and their answer is to
> install an official Ubuntu kernel!
> I don't understand why all of a sudden I have to do this. My VPS has
> been working fine without this problem until now.
> Surely I shouldn't have to install a kernel myself?
> --
> Jon Reynolds (j0nr)
> http://www.jcrdevelopments.com

 Their answers are:
 You are correct. Ubuntu 8.04 userspace does not handle the date 
 returned by the Kernel correctly. Only an Ubuntu Kernel will work for 
 The date *is* actually correct. Ubuntu cannot work with your current 
 Kernel correctly and as such the userspace date is incorrect (spirals 
 out of control).

 You'll notice if you log out and log in again the date will start to 
 count differently.

 The only solution as mentioned is to install the official Ubuntu 
 kernels for now.

 Jon Reynolds (j0nr)

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