Bug 158541 - ntpd dies with the error "Exiting: out of memory!"
ntpd dies with the error "Exiting: out of memory!"
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
3.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 177052 190430
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Reported: 2005-05-23 10:00 EDT by Charles C. Figueiredo
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0414
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Last Closed: 2007-06-11 14:51:50 EDT
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ntp-4.2.0.a.20050816-10.src.rpm (2.40 MB, application/x-rpm)
2005-11-28 05:17 EST, Petr Raszyk
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Description Charles C. Figueiredo 2005-05-23 10:00:29 EDT
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Description of problem:

We have our higher stratum ntp servers dying almost weekly. The fail with the following error:

23 May 09:07:54 ntpd[7539]: Exiting: No more memory!

I believe bugzilla #141048 is refers to the same issue for the Fedora camp.

This should probably be addressed for the RHEL community, however, either with a work-around or update/patch.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ntp-4.1.2-4.EL3.1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start ntpd
2. Let it run
3. *poof*
  

Actual Results:  23 May 09:07:54 ntpd[7539]: Exiting: No more memory!

Expected Results:  It should just keep running.

Additional info:
Comment 2 Con Tassios 2005-11-23 18:30:21 EST
I'm experiencing a similar problem on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4AS U2 (x86_64).
 ntpd will terminate with an 'out of memory' error within hours of starting when
used with the -u option to drop root privileges.  The Red Hat default is to use
id ntp:ntp.

Problem is also described here:
http://lists.ntp.isc.org/pipermail/hackers/2005-June/001418.html
Comment 3 Petr Raszyk 2005-11-28 05:17:48 EST
Created attachment 121531 [details]
ntp-4.2.0.a.20050816-10.src.rpm

Fixed in current release.
Try to compile and install ntp-4.2.0.a.20050816-10.src.rpm.
Comment 9 Bob Johnson 2006-04-11 12:00:30 EDT
This issue is on Red Hat Engineering's list of planned work items 
for the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.4 release.  Engineering 
resources have been assigned and barring unforeseen circumstances, Red 
Hat intends to include this item in the 4.4 release.
Comment 12 Nicola Canepa 2006-05-12 21:34:57 EDT
I tried to compile the .src.rpm, but I receive the following error:

 
RPM build errors:
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    group praszyk does not exist - using root
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    File must begin with "/": %{_initrddir}/ntpd
Comment 19 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 14:51:50 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0414.html

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