[ntp:hackers] Dull Blade

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sat Jul 23 11:22:22 PDT 2005


Thanks for the tip. I took a look at the dtrace man page and quickly 
drowned. Seems as I need to read a lot of stuff. I'm neck deep in the 
book just now and will have to get back to it sometime after the 
manuscript deadline in September. Meanwhile, deacon will just have to 
coast and I'll run ntpdate from time to time.


Brian Utterback wrote:

> 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:
>> Guys,
>> 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.
>> Dave
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