[ntp:questions] Problem: ntpd will not stop when using Pharos GPS reference clock

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Mon Nov 14 22:24:57 UTC 2011

On 11/14/11 16:50, David Woolley wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> lock up the system.  I can sometimes, not always, get it to stop
>> properly by sending it a SIGKILL instead of SIGTERM.
> If SIGKILL doesn't work you have a kernel or hardware problem, not a 
> problem in ntpd.

Oh, I'm quite sure it's hardware *related*, since the problem occurs
only when trying to stop ntpd and only when ntpd is using the
USB-connected GPS sensor as a hardware reference clock.  I was hoping
someone else might have encountered this or a similar problem before and
know how to fix, avoid, or work around it (other than by not using the
GPS refclock).

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
  phils at caerllewys.net
  phil at co.ordinate.org
  Landline: 603.293.8485

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