Ticket #2444 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Timesync not working / x64 Solaris host - Debian Guest

Reported by: vjordan Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Solaris


On an opteron x64 server with solaris 10 and a debian etch guest the timesync is not working. I tested it woth every kernel (486, 686, amd x84) and every clocksource.

I installed a cronjob, with sets the time ervery 5 minutes from an ntp server and the offset is between 30 and 50 seconds.


VBox.log Download (31.6 KB) - added by vjordan 10 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

Are you sure that the timesync daemon is actually running in the Debian guest? Please could you attach the VBox.log file of such a session to this defect?

Changed 10 years ago by vjordan

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by vjordan

I attached the log file.

By the way: what are those

TM: Giving up catch-up attempt at a xxx ns lag; new total: xxx n


comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by vjordan

The timesync daemon is running:

ps -Af | grep timesync
root 2041 1  0 10:19 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/vboxadd-timesync --daemonize

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by frank

Works fine here with recent guest additions: The guest time is set if the difference between host and guest is bigger than 20 minutes, otherwise the time is smoothly adjusted. Note that 3.1.2 additions have another bug so you might want to re-check when 3.1.4 is out.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Please reopen if this problem persists with VBox 3.1.4 using the 3.1.4 guest additions.

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