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Simulating Clock Skew in K8s Without Affecting Other Containers on the Node

· 9 min read
Cwen Yin
Maintainer of Chaos Mesh

Clock synchronization in distributed system

Chaos Mesh, an easy-to-use, open-source, cloud-native chaos engineering platform for Kubernetes (K8s), has a new feature, TimeChaos, which simulates the clock skew phenomenon. Usually, when we modify clocks in a container, we want a minimized blast radius, and we don't want the change to affect the other containers on the node. In reality, however, implementing this can be harder than you think. How does Chaos Mesh solve this problem?