ntpd crashing after update

Andre Albsmeier andre at fbsd.ata.myota.org
Sun Nov 1 09:58:16 UTC 2015

On Tue, 27-Oct-2015 at 10:45:01 +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 10/27/15 08:41, Arthur Chance wrote:
> > I updated my systems yesterday in response to FreeBSD-SA-15:25.ntp, and
> > now ntpd crashes on SEGV, but only on 2 out of 3 of the machines running
> > it. I have no idea whether it's relevant, but the one that doesn't crash
> > is the only one with source installed. Anyone else seeing this?
> Yes -- I've seen that on the one machine I've tried to update so far.
> ntpd crashes for me after freebsd-update(8).
> Anecdotal evidence is that rebooting apparently causes the updated ntpd
> to function normally.  I'd be interested in hearing if people can
> confirm that, because it means there is system state somehow carrying
> over from one invocation of ntpd to another.

I have just posted my observations to the freebsd-stable list:


What happens if you add "rlimit memlock -1" to ntp.conf?


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