> I've now seen this on two different VMs on two different ESXi servers (Xeon based hosts but different hardware otherwise and at different facilities):
> Everything runs fine for weeks then (seemingly) suddenly/randomly the clock STOPS.
Apart from the ntp vs. openvm-tools thing, do you have an idea what "for weeks" means in more detail? Can you check based on last/daily mails/.. how many days it was since last reboot to a) see if it's close to a integer wrap-around or b) to give anyone who wants to reproduce this maybe a clue on how long they'll have to wait? For that matter, is it a stock 9.0 or your own kernel? What other modules are loaded?
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