[ntp:questions] Solaris10 - kvm_open failed error

Richard B. gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 9 23:43:24 UTC 2007


wa6zvp wrote:
> On Apr 9, 1:01 am, ssubr... at ssd.usa.alcatel.com (Sivakumar Subramani)
> wrote:
> 
>>We are using ntpd daemon xntpd 3-5.93e version and
>>compiled in solaris 10.
>>
>>When we run the daemon with  xntpd -c ntpd.conf , the following error
>>occured and daemon exits.
>>
>>Apr  9 21:21:46 su01e01 xntpd[12152]: [ID 702911 daemon.notice] xntpd
>>3-5.93e Mon Oct 17 05:40:24 CDT 2005 (6)
>>Apr  9 21:21:46 su01e01 xntpd[12152]: [ID 702911 daemon.error] kvm_open
>>failed
>>
>>The same daemon was working fine with Solaris 8.
>>
>>Is there any fix available for this issue in Solaris 10 or do we need
>>to take care anything explicitly for Solaris 10 for this xntpd version.
>>
>>Please let us know.
>>
>>Thanks in advance.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Sivakumar
>>
> 
> 
> 
> * The first thing I would do is upgrade to version 4.2 of NTPd.  There
> hasn't been any support for version 3 in a long, long time.
> 
> Roger
> 

Sun still distributes V3 of ntpd.  Presumably that means that Sun 
supports their version of it.

If you are able to do so, upgrading to V4.2 is a good idea; there have 
been many fixes and enhancements since V3




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