ntpd crashes every once in a while

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Jan 12 22:05:54 UTC 2007

On Jan 12, 2007, at 1:03 PM, Guido Demmenie wrote:
> ntpd crashes every once in a while, sometimes with days in between  
> sometimes within a few hours.
> And the error I see in my /var/log/messages is:
> Jan 12 14:21:34 rottnic kernel: pid 516 (ntpd), uid 0: exited on  
> signal 11 (core dumped)
> My server is in the pool of pool.ntp.org and there is mentioned  
> that I might have to raise my ulimit, but as shown below it is  
> already unlimited as far as I can see.

I've been running ntpd as part of the pool for years on FreeBSD 4.11  
& 5.5; ntpd will stay running for at least months at a time if your  
hardware is OK.  Seeing segfaults suggests a RAM problem; try running  
a memory tester like Memtest86.


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