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SubjectRe: Odd root (and suid root) behavior
On Tue, 14 May 1996, Steven N. Hirsch wrote:

> As of (at least) 1.99.2, an initial root login (or su root) after
> system startup hangs for almost a minute on a 486DX4-100 machine. Once
> logged in, though, everything procedes normally!

Are you running sysklogd 1.3? I got the same problem with this release on
an older kernel (1.3.85) with libc 5.2.18. Both root login and su root
write a line to the syslog so it could be related.

In my case running 'strace su -' showed that it hung in the
'socket_subcall' syscall.

Farzad FARID
Administrateur Reseau
SGIP - Publicis

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