SSHD creates defunct process

Peter Stuge stuge-openssh-unix-dev at
Wed May 11 13:19:55 EST 2005

On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 12:17:34AM +0530, Chidanand Gangur wrote:
> When started with strace SSHD waits in select loop.

Ok, so you're on Linux.

Try strace -fF sshd -D

> I have placed various log messages in sshd source code .what  I can
> see  is after calling do_pam_converse  function from do_pam_account
> function sshd does nothing. that is creates zombie.

Hm, I'm not too familiar with the workings of the PAM but perhaps the
trace output could help nail the problem down.


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