[collectd] long sleeps when using collectd and ntpd

Thomas Harold thomas-lists at nybeta.com
Tue Sep 24 13:43:29 CEST 2013

On 9/24/2013 4:53 AM, danta wrote:
> We have some problems using collectd and ntpd.
> Whenever ntpd sets the clock in the past (because of a clock drift),
> collectd sleeps until it is back at it's 'normal' time.
> To give an example:
> - Suppose it's 10:00am,
> - ntpd sees a large clock drift and set the clock to 09:45am
> - collectd will sleep till 10:00am



How big is the time step?  You may want to look at the -g and -x options 
that are being passed to the ntpd daemon.  Under RHEL, these are set in 


And make sure that there is no periodic process running "ntpdate" 
somewhere in the background.  You may want to check through the logfiles 
to figure out whether it is ntpd that is stepping the clock or some 
other process.

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