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Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 08:54:16 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: openntpd: dispatch_imsg in main: pipe closed


On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 06:13:12PM +0300, Maxim Timofeyev wrote:
> # rpm -q openntpd
> openntpd-3.7p1-owl2
> # grep ntpd /var/log/messages | tail
> Dec  2 17:45:12 tma ntpd[30527]: dispatch_imsg in main: pipe closed
> Dec  2 17:45:12 tma ntpd[30527]: Terminating
> # ps ax | grep ntpd | grep -v grep
> 19584 pts/3    S      0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -s
> 19591 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/sbin/ntpd -s

It is not clear what you mean by this.  Is this a bug report?  If so,
what's the bug?  From the log file entries, it is seen that you had
terminated ntpd (one of its processes complained about the other's
death, but that's fine).  From the process list, it is seen that you
have ntpd running again.

Actually, I think there are a couple of things we could improve.  We
could make the log file messages less confusing.  We could also have
_both_ ntpd processes detach from the tty.  None of this is specific to
Owl (those are properties of OpenNTPD), but, yes, we could patch this.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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