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

> All,
> 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!
> This (mis)behavior also applies to the first suid root program run as a
> conventional user after login, if this helps.
> I am running shadow passwords if that makes a difference. Sorry not be
> more specific, but this is just so bizarre that I don't know where to
> start! Absolutely _no_ log messages, BTW.
> - Steve
> --
> ___________________________________________________________
> |Steven N. Hirsch "Anything worth doing is worth |
> |University of Vermont overdoing.." - Hunter S. Thompson |
> |Computer Science / EE |
> ------------------------------------------------------------

Sorry for my other response to this, ... I misread the statement.

I have had the behavior you describe for some time, not just recently. I
think it stopped when I started using "shutdown -r" instead of "reboot" but
I'm not sure.

Pascal, n.: A programming language named after a man who would turn over in
his grave if he knew about it.

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