SUMMARY: Ultra 10 negative date

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Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 10:35:34 EDT
Thanks to everyone who responded: Mike Hong, System Administrator Account,
Darren Dunham, Jay Lessert, Hichael Morton, Thomas Knox, & Lonnie Ratliff.

The problem was indeed the NVRAM.  Replaced the NVRAM chip and now the
system can actually keep track of the current date, and quit living in the

Thanks again to everyone for their assistance.

Hi!  Any assistance anyone can offer regarding the problem below will be
greatly appreciated.  I do not have physical access to the server.

Charlotte Ratliff

Ultra 10 w/333Mhz cpu, 768Mb Ram, Solaris 8, patch 108528-10.

First, the system date is sporadic.  It alternates.  Below is the output of
a script created to check the date every minute and if it is a new date to
log it.  This is a sample of the output after about 30 minutes:
Sat Dec 30 18:00:00 CST 1967
Sat Dec 30 18:00:01 CST 1967
Sat Dec 30 18:00:02 CST 1967
Fri Jan  4 05:07:00 CST 2002
Fri Jan  4 06:00:00 CST 2002
Fri Jan 26 18:00:30 CST 1968
Fri Jan 26 18:47:00 CST 1968
Fri Jun  7 09:47:30 CDT 2002
Sun Nov 24 12:31:44 CWT 1907
Mon Jun  3 09:47:00 CDT 2002
Mon Jun  3 09:47:30 CDT 1968
Mon Jun  3 09:47:30 CDT 2002
Mon Jun  3 09:47:31 CDT 2002
Mon Jun  3 09:47:32 CDT 2002
Mon Jun  3 09:47:33 CDT 2002

The output from a prtdiag is also strange.  In all other systems with the
same size CPU the clock frequency is 111 Mhz and the CPU mask is 1.3?
Below is the output of the top portion of the prtdiag:

System Configuration:  Sun Microsystems  sun4u Sun Ultra 5/10 UPA/PCI
C-IIi 333MHz)
System clock frequency: 83 MHz
Memory size: 768 Megabytes

========================= CPUs =========================

                              Run   Ecache       CPU    CPU
Brd       CPU   Module   MHz       MB          Impl.         Mask
---   ---      -------   -----     ------      ------        ----
 0          0        0        333  2.0           12      9.0

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