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As mentioned in the subject, timestamps in my /var/log/messages are 4 minutes ahead comparing to my desktop clock or the date command. If it was an hour, I would think this is a timezone issue, but four minutes?

Here's an example, at 09:09 I hibernated and then awakened my computer and the log looks like this:

Feb 16 **09:13:01** konrad-ACT-MT kernel: ata5: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
Feb 16 09:13:01 konrad-ACT-MT kernel: ACPI Error: [DSSP] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20141107/psargs-359) 
Feb 16 09:13:01 konrad-ACT-MT kernel: ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\x5c_SB_.PCI0.SAT0.SPT4._GTF] (Node ffff8802170d39d8), AE_NOT_FOUND (20141107/psparse-536)
Feb 16 09:13:01 konrad-ACT-MT kernel: ACPI Error: [DSSP] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20141107/psargs-359) 
Feb 16 09:13:01 konrad-ACT-MT kernel: ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\x5c_SB_.PCI0.SAT0.SPT4._GTF] (Node ffff8802170d39d8), AE_NOT_FOUND (20141107/psparse-536)
Feb 16 09:13:01 konrad-ACT-MT kernel: ata5.00: configured for UDMA/133

Not that I'm worried, but I'm interested why this happens.

Additionally, here is a piece of var/log/syslog:

Feb 16 09:13:01 konrad-ACT-MT kernel: ata5.00: configured for UDMA/133

(...)

2016-02-16 Feb 16 09:09:18 konrad-ACT-MT anacron[8855]: Normal exit (0

Normal exit (0 jobs run) Feb 16 09:10:07 konrad-ACT-MT CRON[9006]:

(root) CMD (/bin/date > /var/log/xbackup)

So it starts on 09:13, then we have 09:09 and then 09:10. This doesn't sound like a sequence. Is this normal?

  • Do you have ntp and ntpdate installed? – Faheem Mitha Feb 16 '16 at 8:32
  • @FaheemMitha ntp: no, ntpdate - yes. But please note, that the "date" command shows the correct date & time. – konrad_firm Feb 16 '16 at 8:35
  • Quite odd. Is your BIOS date ok? – Rui F Ribeiro Feb 16 '16 at 8:51
  • @RuiFRibeiro yes, BIOS date & time are OK – konrad_firm Feb 16 '16 at 8:57

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