SSHD creates defunct process

Chidanand Gangur chidanand.gangur at
Fri May 13 15:30:21 EST 2005

Hi Daimen Miller,

I accept your disguize, but I really thought this mailing list which
could help me to solve the problem.

The changes in SSHD code is only in one file  i.e session.c and that
too it is a very simple change. The changes is just setting an
envoirnment variable which is just an integer.
I am using child_set_env  function to achieve it. 

The main problem is the behaviour changes on machine to machine. On
some machine i get error

PAM faulty module
PAM unable to dlopen
PAM unable to dlopen

On some machine every thing goes fine end to end  and surprisingly all
the machines are standard RH 9 machines.

Am I missing out some configuration. 
I havent changed standard sshd_config file.
I have tweaked  nsswitch.conf and /etc/pam.d/sshd file. 


On 5/13/05, Damien Miller <djm at> wrote:
> Chidanand Gangur wrote:
> > Darren  I havent checked with the latest version ... I have made few
> > changes in sshd code  too and few of my colleuges also share the same
> > SSHD version, I will suerly try out  OpenSSH-4.0p1?
> So,
> you use a old ssh version,
> to which you have made unspecified changes,
> on top of that you use a custom, unreleased PAM module,
> and you expect us to be willing and able to help you?
> Come on - if you are going to make changes to the code, then you have to
> be ready to fix on your own it when it breaks.
> -d

Chidanand Gangur

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