[ntp:questions] NTP daemon broken in 2.6.19?

MH mhaag at telkomsa.net
Sat Dec 23 16:35:40 UTC 2006

Timo Felbinger wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Dec 2006, MH wrote:
>> I recently upgraded my kernel from 2.6.13 to 2.6.19 and discovered that
>> NTP service is no longer functional. The NTP daemon logs the following:
>> cap_set_proc() failed to drop root privileges: Operation not permitted
> Make sure you have the "default linux capabilities" in your new kernel,
> either as a module (modprobe capability), or just compile them statically
> into the kernel (somewhere under "security options" in the kernel config
> menu).

They were. Tried compiling them into the kernel as well. Same end result.
Weird thing is that NTPD actually synchronized successfully ONCE after the
new kernel was installed. It did not initially, nor has it since. Very odd.

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