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    SubjectRe: amanda vs 2.6
    On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
    >> Okay, then we need to figure out what the hung process was doing.
    >> Can you find its pid and check /proc/$PID/wchan?

    On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 12:04:56PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > I've seen this before, and I'll bet you 5c (yeah, I'm cheap) that it's
    > trying to log to syslogd.
    > And syslogd is stopped for some reason - either a bug, a mistaken SIGSTOP,
    > or simply because the console has been stopped with a simple ^S.
    > That won't stop "su" working immediately - programs can still log to
    > syslogd until the logging socket buffer fills up. Which can be _damn_
    > frsutrating to find (I haven't seen this behaviour lately, but I remember
    > being perplexed like hell a long time ago).

    That'll do it. Gene, could you check on syslogd too, then?


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