[ubuntu-uk] s3sync Stopped Working After Reboot

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 14:31:34 UTC 2011

On 25 August 2011 15:21, Jon Reynolds <maillist at jcrdevelopments.com> wrote:

> 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 now.
> -----------------------
> 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.
> -------------------------
> --

What sort of VPS is it, and what is the kernel that's currently installed?
If it's OpenVZ it should be relatively easy to replace the kernel. My
feeling is that 8.04 is getting a bit out of date especially when using
virtual file systems.


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