[ntp:questions] ntpd crash under load, out of memory error

Tony.Cetera at thomson.com Tony.Cetera at thomson.com
Fri Nov 4 21:02:28 UTC 2005

I'm running ntp 4.2.0.a on RHEL 4 amd_64.  Recently I added my server to
pool.ntp.org.  Shortly after the server goes live in the pool, ntpd
crashes (apparently without a core) and I get a "host out of memory [pid
of ntpd]" error in /var/log/messages.
It seems that the load of being in the pool causes ntpd to exceed some
memory threshold.  Is this a known issue?
For what it's worth, I've tried to up the "locked memory limit" with a
ulimit in the startup script as per
http://fortytwo.ch/mailman/pipermail/timekeepers/2005/001588.html to no
Has anyone seen this issue?
Tony Cetera

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