[ntp:questions] move_fd() causing bad behavior on AIX5.3
stenn at ntp.org
Tue Nov 20 01:10:07 UTC 2007
>>> In article <abbec7b0-1656-4f2f-9358-c5117a87ab97 at n20g2000hsh.googlegroups.com>, brandon.phillips at lmco.com writes:
brandon> ntp-4.2.4p4 / AIX 5.3 This was annoying to chase down because I
brandon> guess it's also screwing up the fds used to log errors. The
brandon> symptom is that ntpd exits silently due to a bind() error, but only
brandon> when daemonized. Running under some debugging tools, such as
brandon> Aprobe, changes the behavior (no failure), possibly because of
brandon> additional fd usage.
brandon> This sounds like bug #604
brandon> (https://support.ntp.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi? id=614). Was that
brandon> ever confirmed fixed for AIX5?
Did you mean bug 604 or 614? Regardless, both are marked FIXED, and 604 has
Another reason why bugs sometimes do not appear under a debugger is when the
debugger initialized variables.
brandon> I haven't looked into exactly how move_fd() is screwing up, but
brandon> ntpd is happy on my test box with the call to it removed entirely.
We don't do much testing under AIX because we don't have easy access to a
An additional approach would be to use some of the assertion stuff in
include/ntp_assert.h and see if you can get something to violate an
And if you can shed any light on bugs 135, 309, 598, or 716, that would be
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