[ntp:questions] error

Folkert van Heusden folkert at vanheusden.com
Wed Oct 20 11:43:04 UTC 2004

> My RedHat Linux 7.3 showed the following messages in
> /var/log/messages.
> -----------------------------------------
> Oct 17 18:43:28 ehlgvm1 xntpd[561]: select(7, ###----, 0L,
> 0L, &0.000000) error: Interrupted system call
> -----------------------------------------
> What's wrong ?

There's not really something wrong only that the programmers of ntp
should've checked for errno == EINTR or errno == EAGAIN when returning
from calls like select, read, write, etc. (and on AIX also when doing
ioctl or even open!)

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