Subject: Re: Can't set time of day: Device not configured
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/26/2002 23:50:07
In message <>, Curt Sa
mpson writes:
>Does anybody have any idea why, under 1.6A/i386, I'd be getting "Can't
>set time of day: Device not configured" from a chrooted ntpd even though
>I configured clockctl into my kernel? The /var/chroot/ntpd/dev/clocktl
>device is there as well:
>    ironic # ll /var/chroot/ntpd/dev/clockctl
>    crw-rw----  1 root  ntpd  89, 0 Jun  8 01:12 /var/chroot/ntpd/dev/clockctl
>    ironic # cat /var/chroot/ntpd/dev/clockctl
>    cat: /var/chroot/ntpd/dev/clockctl: Device not configured

Did you build a custom kernel with 'pseudo-device clockctl'?  (I don't 
know why that isn't in GENERIC.)

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) ("Firewalls" book)