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SubjectRe: 2.4.12 ... 2.4.16, /dev/tty
Hi, Dominik,

On 27-Nov-2001 Dominik Mierzejewski wrote:
> On Tuesday, 27 November 2001, Yaroslav Popovitch wrote:
> >
> >
> > I also tested my 2.4.10-17 for tty bug,it was there.And I found that bug
> > exists if I do the full installation of our distributive.
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > still having problems (starting with kernel 2.4.12) with
> > > the /dev/tty device:
> > >
> > > When logging in on the console and trying the "ps" command,
> > > is will list _all_ processes and not only those which are
> > > attached to the controlling terminal. This seemed a little
> > > bit suspicious.
> [snip]
> > > -----------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > The above described problem first appeared with Kernel 2.4.12,
> > > I tried the following kernels (now 2.4.16), BUT WITH NO SUCCESS.
> > > Kernel 2.4.10 was _not buggy_.
> > >
> > > Additionally, the problem does not arise on all my LINUX workstations,
> > > but only on some. And it does not depend on the harware platform.
> > > And is does not depend on the distribution. Both on RedHat 7.1 ans
> > > Redhat 7.2 having the problem.
>
> I believe it's a problem with /bin/login, which has a race condition
> preventing it from opening /dev/tty. It is fixed in rawhide, upgrading
> util-linux to at least 2.11f-6 solved this for me.
> So it's not a kernel issue.

Thanks, this helped me a lot. Only one issue: after installing rawhide vers. 2.11f-16
of util-linux and not 2.11f-6, my problem disappeared.

Regards

Joachim Backes

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