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Bug 134418 - ntpdate killed x server
ntpdate killed x server
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2004-10-02 00:29 EDT by Carl Gherardi
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-11 04:30:14 EDT
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Description Carl Gherardi 2004-10-02 00:29:05 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040929

Description of problem:
When running ntpdate server as root from an xterm (GNOME environment)

X spontaneously restarted.

I was running evolution, rhythmbox, firefox and xterms at the time
(plus various applets)

My clock was out by about 15 minutes at the time.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ntp-4.2.0.a.20040617-1 xorg-x11-6.8.1-4

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Let clock get out of sync by 15 mnutes
2. Be logged in to gnome session
3. ntpdate servername

Actual Results:  Spontaneous restart of xserver.

Expected Results:  Time change, perhaps a few minor problems with apps.

Additional info:

Can provide as necessary - let me know what you need.
Comment 1 Carl Gherardi 2004-10-02 00:32:54 EDT
Just remembered - I saw the response to ntpdate pop up on the terminal
before the crash

Something like:

2 Oct 12:33:06 ntpdate[18496]: adjust time server offset
0.027329 sec

(Response when trying to trigger this with a small offset)
Comment 2 Carl Gherardi 2004-10-03 01:54:28 EDT
More info:

Let my clock drift by 15 minutes again, and similar results. This time
X recovered, but took several minutes to do so.

During this period, rhythbox stopped playing completely, I was alerted
that X had recovered (no screensaver, using xlock) by my music restarting.

Using rawhide updated 2 hour ago.

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 5000e
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-10 22:06:39 EDT
Attach your X server log, config file, /var/log/messages, and the output
of lsmod to the report as individual uncompressed file attachments using
the link below.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-10 22:08:10 EDT
Setting status to "NEEDINFO", awaiting file attachments requested above.

Comment 6 Carl Gherardi 2005-04-10 22:52:28 EDT
The problem seems to have stopped between when I reported this and now.

If the problem recurs i'll create a new bug. Close for now.

Carl G
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-11 04:30:14 EDT
Ok, I'll set this to "RAWHIDE" for now.  If the problem recurs, please
report it to X.Org via http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg" component,
and supply full details for reproduceability.  This will ensure the problem
is visible to maximum number of X developers which will accelerate the
likelyhood of an early resolution.


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