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On Wednesday 26 November 2003 15:07, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>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?
>
See my reply to Linus.
>
>-- wli

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