Strange Clock Skew problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've been trying to track down the problem causing this to happen but am at a lose as to where else to look.  Maybe someone here can point me in a new direction.  Here's the problem.

    During normal business hours, the server's clock is skewing by multiple seconds per hour.  It sometime skews forward and sometimes backward.  After 8 hours, the clock is sometimes off by minutes, and it appears random as to if it's fast or slow.  But while the application is not running, the clock does not skew.

    My application runs on a dedicated server.  It is C++ unmanaged code with lots of threads (100s+) all reading and writing to 1000s of files simultaneously.

    The application does not set the clock.  It's only calls CTime::GetCurrentTime().

    The server has Windows Server 2003, the application, some virus protection and DoubleTake for failover installed.  Nothing else.

    Has anyone else experienced clock drift similar to this?

    Thanks for the help.


    Friday, April 7, 2006 3:42 PM