Re: Odd root (and suid root) behavior

Steven N. Hirsch (
Wed, 15 May 1996 18:36:10 -0400

Marek Michalkiewicz wrote:
> Swen Thuemmler:
> > I think I could make it work by not logging to the named pipe
> > /dev/xconsole anymore (I just commented the entry in /etc/syslog.conf).
> Hmm. I'm having this problem even though I have no /dev/xconsole at all,
> so it is probably something else... syslog() hangs for a minute or so
> just after bootup when I try to log in as root (or run su).
> Marek

A quick followup: I downloaded, built and installed sysklogd-1.3 today. The
freezeups stopped, but a new buglet appeared which I've heard discussed on this
list. Unless I put the startup command for syslogd in inittab, _after_
rc.multi is run, it dies immediately.

What did the cure for this turn out to be? Is it a problem with the kernel, or
a problem with syslog?

- Steve

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