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SubjectRe: su gets stuck for root
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:43 PM, Harald Dunkel
<> wrote:
> Vegard Nossum wrote:
> > Can you try to run "strace su someuser" instead?
> I tried, but its a Heisenbug: If I run it with strace (with or without
> -f), then it doesn't get stuck.

Ah, tough luck. What if you attach an strace to the already stuck
process? Like strace -p pid. It's a long shot, but worth a try, I

You could also try to use sysrq to output some useful information
about the stuck process. See Documentation/sysrq.txt for more
information. Gotta run, good luck!


"The animistic metaphor of the bug that maliciously sneaked in while
the programmer was not looking is intellectually dishonest as it
disguises that the error is the programmer's own creation."
-- E. W. Dijkstra, EWD1036

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