[ntp:questions] move_fd() causing bad behavior on AIX5.3

brandon.phillips at lmco.com brandon.phillips at lmco.com
Mon Nov 19 22:18:50 UTC 2007

ntp-4.2.4p4 / AIX 5.3

This was annoying to chase down because I guess it's also screwing up
the fds used to log errors.  The symptom is that ntpd exits silently
due to a bind() error, but only when daemonized.  Running under some
debugging tools, such as Aprobe, changes the behavior (no failure),
possibly because of additional fd usage.

This sounds like bug #604 (https://support.ntp.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?
id=614).  Was that ever confirmed fixed for AIX5?

I haven't looked into exactly how move_fd() is screwing up, but ntpd
is happy on my test box with the call to it removed entirely.

More information about the questions mailing list