[Pool] Off by a second leap second failures

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sun Jul 12 07:30:44 UTC 2015


John Winters writes:
> Under Debian, ntp runs as its own user and group and I seem to have 
> installed the file with:
> 
> -rw-r----- 1 root root 10386 Apr 14 17:15 leap-seconds.3629404800
> 
> Mea culpa.  Odd that ntpd didn't complain at start up about being unable 
> to read one of its configuration files, and also reported that it was 
> ready to leap, but I think that's probably the explanation.

Looking at the code, there was clearly a conscious decision to avoid
always putting these messages in the logfile.  They are only logged if
"logall" is provided.

I'm not sure if that's a bug or a feature, but it was a deliberate
choice.

H


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