FreeBSD-10.3 No ntpd.pid file created
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Tue Feb 7 04:53:19 UTC 2017
On Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:42:22 -0500, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> I am looking at the process list entries for ntpd on two FreeBSD 10.3
> systems and I see this:
> system 1:
> root 1187 0.0 0.4 32376 18172 - Ss
> 9:42AM 0:02.03 /usr/sbin/ntpd -g -c /etc/ntp.conf
> system 2:
> root 1024 0.0 0.0 26124 18044 - Ss 21Nov16
> 3:56.36 /usr/sbin/ntpd -g -c /etc/ntp.conf -p /var/run/ntpd.pid
> Somehow system 1 is starting ntpd without passing the pidfile
> argument. However, I have diffed the /etc/rc.d/ntpd files from both
> systems against each other and there are no differences. So, how can
> this be?
Check /etc/rc.conf as well. There is a _flags variable that
can affect ntpd startup. You will also find them in the sourced
file /etc/defaults/rc.conf which might differ as well between
ntpd_flags="-p /var/run/ntpd.pid -f /var/db/ntpd.drift"
In this example (FreeBSD 8), a PID file is explicitely mentioned.
If that default differs (or if it is overwritten in rc.conf), the
creation of a PID file might be omitted.
See "man ntpd" for details.
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