[ntp:questions] Linux and rlimit memlock

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Wed Apr 29 07:20:03 UTC 2015


We've been fielding bug reports about glibc and rlimit memlock for a
while now.  We haven't gotten any closer to finding a useful solution to

I'd like to make these bug reports go away.

The best idea I have right now is to declare that if we're building for
a linux target that we default rlimit memlock to 0, which disables
memory locking.  If folks on these machines want to lock ntpd into
memory they can put a value that works for them into their ntp.conf

Does anybody want to try and talk me out of this?

Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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