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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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