In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, slew mode does not prevent ntp from setting the kernel flag

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Issue

  • In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, slew mode does not prevent the ntp from setting the kernel flag
[root@xxx ~]# ntptime | grep status
  status 0x11 (PLL,INS),
[root@xxx ~]# ps aux | grep ntp
ntp       6724  0.0  0.5 17544 5296 ?        SLs  10:57   0:00 ntpd -u ntp:ntp -p /var/run/ntpd.pid -x

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • ntp-4.2.0.a.20040617-12.el4
  • ntp configured in slew mode

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