POOL keyword in ntp.conf non resolving

Sanjeev Gupta ghane0 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 18:18:52 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:

> Well, yes, often.  But...and I'm being serious now...it's good form to
> send a request for bisection back to the bug reporter when you suspect
> that the bug might be sensitive to environmental factors that are
> tricky to identify and replicate.  That way you avoid getting ratholed
> by an inability to reproduce the bug locally.

I went through the bisect, starting from a commit of 17th Dec, and kept
seeing "good", till git told me that the bad commit was:

root at ntpmon:~/ntpsec# git bisect good
56630d4119ffeddd356a937c449026161c3f384b is the first bad commit
commit 56630d4119ffeddd356a937c449026161c3f384b
Author: Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com>
Date:   Tue Jan 26 04:34:46 2016 -0500

    Fix a typo in a Coverity annotation.

:040000 040000 6411b1f4c3f968ce071a2f44ee89b9bfd84ecc76
4477eca5cfafa21e690f888e4c129ff9194c46a5 M    libparse

Luckily, just before I did a victory dance, I checked out HEAD again; and
did a waf configure; waf install .  And I can no longer see the problem;
all is well.

> (And you *always* suspect tricky environmental factors when DNS lookups
> are involved.  That is, if you weren't born yesterday.)

I assure you (for whatever little it is worth), that *nothing* changed.
Well, I am not sure I did a waf configure before the install earlier this
evening, if I can blame that.

Apologies for the noise, and thanks for the chance to learn something new.

-- Sanjeev "you can call me Betty now" Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta
+65 98551208     http://www.linkedin.com/in/ghane
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