SIGHUP catcher, issue #78

Gary E. Miller gem at
Mon Jul 11 19:33:30 UTC 2016

Yo Eric!

On Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:03:09 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond" <esr at> wrote:

> Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> > We should get a chance to test the new leap file stuff soon.  It's
> > time for a new one.  Besides, a day or two ago, the news said they
> > announced one for the end of this year so we'll get to test the run
> > time too.  
> Gary, we should ship an GPSD release with the expected leapsecond in
> its table sometime soon so we don't have to be in a rush at year end.

I was sorta thinking of September.  No one will notice anything
released in the late summer.  That work?

> > I think there is a script to fetch a new leap file.  This could be
> > added to it.
> > 
> > For logrotate on Linux, you can put a fragment like
> > this in /etc/logrotate.d/ntpd
> > 
> > /var/log/ntp/ntpd.log {
> >     monthly
> >     postrotate
> >       /usr/bin/killall -HUP ntpd
> >     endscript
> >     rotate 9999
> > }  
> Please add that to the distribution etc directory with an explanatory
> comment.

I'm glad to see that happen.  Another long standing NTP Classic problem
shot in the head.  Once I get caught up from my trip I'll give it a shot.

For a default I'd rotate daily or weekly and only save a month or
two total.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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