[ntp:hackers] Dull Blade
Brian.Utterback at Sun.COM
Fri Jul 22 17:33:43 PDT 2005
This is just the kind of thing that dtrace was made for. Do you get a
core or anything? If not, it should
be fairly simple to make a dtrace script that stops ntpd just before it
exits to get a stack.
David L. Mills wrote:
> 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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