Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 387831
NTP Locks on boot if ethernet cable is disconnected
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem: Upon boot, NTPD locks up if the ethernet adapter is not
active (cable not connected). Eth0 and Wlan initialize however NTPD will not
rely on the wireless connection for synchronization and the process will hang.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 18.104.22.168-91.fc7
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
I forgot to fill out the steps to reproduce; 1. Disconnect ethernet cable from
the computer, 2. Start the system, 3. The system will not boot if the NTPD
service is requested upon start-up
Actual results: System will not boot; hangs on NTPD
Expected results: Either synchronize from the wireless adapter or generate fail
to sync message and continue boot process
Additional info: NVidia MCP55 Ethernet adapter on ASUS P5GD2 Delux
Is "Synchronizing with time server:" the last printed message when it's locked?
If yes, you need to remove servers from /etc/ntp/step-tickers, or disable
"Synchronize system clock before starting service" in advanced options in
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