[ntp:hackers] Dull Blade

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Jul 22 12:59:54 PDT 2005


I just did a complete rebuild from scratch on the backroom machines 
after finding suspicious behavior possibly due to Solaris 10 upgrade. It 
went well on all the Solaris and FreeBSD machines except Solaris Blade 
1500 deacon. I didn't change anything in the sources and the previous 
build Solaris 9 worked fine. However, and only on the Blade, the ntpd 
starts apparently successfully and then dies anywhere from a few seconds 
to several hours later with nothing in the log. This behavior happens 
only when the control terminal is detached. It runs forever under gdb 
and with the debug trace turned on.

This behavior is not new. It has happened on several occasions with 
Linux. On previous occasions the problem went away by itself as sources 
were wiggled in various ways.


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