Short Description: Disabled the polling intervall which stay in sync with the OS time.
|After upgrading a Lotus® Domino® server to release 8, you notice the Domino server's time may run faster or slower than the operating system time. Why does this occur?|
Domino experienced time creep. Time creep can be a slowly increasing difference between Domino and Operating System time from a few seconds to minutes even hours over days. Or time creep can be a time jump where there is a sudden jump in Domino time versus OS time, where the most common jump was 1hr:13 mins as shown in this console log sample:
|Resolving the problem|
These issues have been reported to Quality Engineering as SPR# DBRH7FRQ6R and WBKK7EKQ7X, and have been fixed in Domino 8.0.2 FP1, 8.0.3, and 8.5.
SPR# DBRH7FRQ6R deals with an issue where ticks outside of the semaphore lock which allows Domino to stay in sync with OS time via polling. The default polling interval is 5 minutes, but you can change it using one of these notes.ini parameters:
SERVER_TIMESYNC_INTERVAL = 1 - every 5min (default)
SERVER_TIMESYNC_INTERVAL = 2 - every 1min
SERVER_TIMESYNC_INTERVAL = 3 - every 60min
SERVER_DISABLE_TIMESYNC=1 - disable polling
SPR# WBKK7EKQ7X fixes an old relic of keeping track of the Previous Ticks introduced in Domino 4.0 for OS2, and assures that accurate ticks are obtained.
Server_disable_TimeSync=0 / 1
There is no kown UI setting for this notes.ini variable. But you can specify this setting in the notes.ini settings tab of the configuration settings document.