[CentOS] timekeeping on VMware guests

Benjamin Franz jfranz at freerun.com
Wed Oct 14 19:27:43 UTC 2009

Les Mikesell wrote:
> So is this going to change for CentOS when 5.4 is released?
> Also, this seems geared towards guest settings when running under 
> ESX(i).  The place I've seen the worst problem is when running under 
> vmware server with a CPU that saves power by running at variable speed

The short answer is "don't do that". ;)

Turn off the 'cpuspeed' init script and any BIOS auto power saving 
modes. You just aren't going to get accurate time keeping otherwise.

Benjamin Franz

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