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    SubjectRe: Strange behavior observed w.r.t 'su' command
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    Raj <raju@mailandnews.com> writes:

    > hi, i am not sure if this is a kernel problem or an 'su' related issue,
    > but this is what i have observed. Tried on 2.4.20-8 ( RH 9.0 kernel ) and
    > latest 2.6.0-test11.
    >
    > - log in as any normal user. ( on Console.).
    > - su - root
    > - from root prompt, run 'ps' and check the pid of 'su'.
    > - kill -9 <pid of su>
    > After the kill command, strangely my keyboard switches to unbuffered mode
    > ( a key press is processed immediately ). Also, i alternate between the
    > root prompt and the normal user prompt.
    > Every key press switches from root prompt to normal user prompt and vice
    > versa. Typing 'whoami' at the respective prompts displays 'normal user'
    > and 'root' for the respective prompts.

    Nothing unusual, you just have two shells competing with each other on the
    terminal. Don't use kill -9 unless you know what you are doing.

    Andreas.

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