[ntp:questions] ntp execution starts two processes?

mayer at gis.net mayer at gis.net
Thu Mar 17 17:07:33 UTC 2005


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> I've installed a dev snapshot of ntpd on a FreeBSD 4.11 box, and
> noticed some odd behavior, when I start the process, I get two
> processes listed.  I can kill the second process and NTP seems fine,
> kill the first, they both die.  Leave them both running and my time
> keeping drifts terribly, with a pps adjustment rate twice what it
> normally settles at.
> 
> rassilon# ps auxwww | grep ntp
> root       85  0.0  0.3  3104 1508  ??  Ss   11:19AM   0:00.16 
> /usr/local/bin/ntpd -g -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -N
> rassilon# kill 85
> rassilon# ntpdate ntp.gwi.net
> 17 Mar 11:24:19 ntpdate[161]: adjust time server 207.5.128.20 
> offset -0.000921 sec
> rassilon# /usr/local/bin/ntpd -g -p /var/run/ntpd.pid
> rassilon# ps auxwww | grep ntp
> root      163  1.1  0.3  3104 1612  ??  Ss   11:24AM   0:00.12 
> /usr/local/bin/ntpd -g -p /var/run/ntpd.pid
> root      164  0.0  0.3  3104 1612  ??  S    11:24AM   0:00.00 
> /usr/local/bin/ntpd -g -p /var/run/ntpd.pid
> 
> 
> Mar 17 11:22:15 rassilon ntpd[85]: kernel time sync enabled 2001
> Mar 17 11:24:15 rassilon ntpd[85]: ntpd exiting on signal 15
> Mar 17 11:24:31 rassilon ntpd[162]: ntpd 4.2.0a at 1.1345-o Sat Mar 12
> 00:14:14  GMT 2005 (1)
> Mar 17 11:24:38 rassilon ntpd[163]: kernel time sync disabled 2041
> Mar 17 11:24:48 rassilon ntpd[163]: kernel time sync enabled 2001
> Mar 17 11:24:49 rassilon ntpd[163]: clock LOCAL(1) event 'clk_fault'
> (0x03)
> 
> I built from ntp-dev-4.2.0a-20050310
> 
> My conf:
> ### Remote servers
> server ntp.colby.edu            iburst          maxpoll 12
> server ntp0.jensenresearch.com  iburst          maxpoll 12
> server timeserver.cs.umb.edu    iburst          maxpoll 12
> server nist1-ny.glassey.com     iburst          maxpoll 12
> server time.no-such-agency.net  iburst          maxpoll 12
> 
> ### Local Peers
> peer omega.gwi.net
> 
> ### Local Clock - Last Resort!
> server 127.127.1.1
> fudge 127.127.1.1 stratum 12
> 
> ### Driftfile
> driftfile /var/db/ntp.drift
> 
> This is occuring on two separate FreeBSD boxen, both built from the
> same dev  snap.  Should I just try a later dev snap or did I badly
> misconf something?
> 
> Joshua Coombs 
> 

Don't do that. The second process is performing DNS lookups to get the
addresses specified in your configuration file. Just leave things alone
and you will be fine.

Danny



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