Camaleón <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:31:16 +0200, Mauro wrote:
>> Hello I've two server with debian squeeze and in cluster with
>> They run ntpd for time synchronize.
>> I've noticed some ntpd crashes in random days and random hour.
> Does restarting the service works?
>> Logs don't say why.
>> Can you suggest what can I do to know the reasons for the crash. Thank
> Mmmm... there's a bug report¹ to request ntpd debugging flag is turned
> on (which I think is a must) but in the meantime I guess you will have
> to recompile the package from Debian sources and toggle this parameter
> on if you want to get an insightful trace.
I too get random crashes with ntpd in squeeze (1:4.2.6.p2+dfsg-1+b1) on
a Xen dom0 host. Frequency is about every two months. It prompted me
to install monit² which has nice support for probing NTP protocol and
restarting the service automatically - not a perfect solution since the
clock jumps forward an hour during the breakage, upsetting lots of
software (dovecot and RRD graphs mostly).
There is a bug report³ that defines our situation exactly: ntpd exits
randomly with no messages in syslog.
Thanks Camaleón for the idea to rebuild with debug - I'll try that next
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