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Oracle Linux : NTP Enters spike_detect Entry in /var/log/messages (Doc ID 2525514.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.9 to Oracle Linux 7.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.14.35] [Release OL6U9 to OL7U6]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

The server is experiencing time drift-related symptoms detected by NTP.  Repeatedly, the following spike_detect message is written to /var/log/messages:

 

Changes

The spike message is hard-coded from in ntp-4.2.6p version,

Cause

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