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 NTP daemon works for a bit, then "ntpd dead but subsys locked"
I have just installed RH 7.1 and am trying to get NTP to manage my clock.
Out of 8 RH 7.0 and 7.1 installs , I am batting just above 0.500 with NTP.
Once I added a valid server to the npt.conf, I entered /etc/init.d/ntp
start.  The daemon responds with an ok.  If I then perform a /etc/init.d/ntp
status after five minutes, I receive the following message: "ntpd dead but
subsys locked".  Of course, ntpdate and ntptime give all sorts of errors
with the daemon in this condition.

/etc/init.d/ntpd restart shows a fail on shutting down the daemon, but shows
an ok on the start. It will then run for about 5 more minutes, then back to
the dead/locked condition.  I have seen this condition on about half of the
machines - and on RH 7.0 and 7.1.  On the other machines, NTP is happily
adjusting the clocks with no problems.

Any ideas? (of course, I performed all of the above commands as root.)


 Wed, 24 Dec 2003 13:07:20 GMT   
 NTP daemon works for a bit, then "ntpd dead but subsys locked"

If your system's clock is too far off from network time, ntpd will not
start properly without having used ntpdate to synch your system time first.
 In order to get /etc/init.d/ntpd to use ntpdate, you must

# touch /etc/ntp/step-tickers

Read the ntpd script.

 Thu, 25 Dec 2003 19:41:04 GMT   
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