3.6.1p1/SNAP-20030910, AIX & /etc/nologin (similar to bug #178)
david-bronder at uiowa.edu
Wed Sep 17 03:19:23 EST 2003
Darren Tucker wrote:
> David Bronder wrote:
> > One thought I had about differences between my failing config and your
> > working config is compilers. I'm using IBM's VAC 126.96.36.199 compliler.
> I'm using gcc-3.3.
> In one of the 4.3.3 maintenance releases, IBM made some changes to the pty
> driver that caused some problems: from memory it was a zero-length write
> to the pty would result in a zero-length read on the pty, which sshd (and
> POSIX :-) interpret to mean a read failure. Sshd would then close the
> session (since it thought the pty had closed). This resulted in the
> session hanging.
> I'm wondering if it's related (and it makes me wonder about races hiding
> in the pty layer).
I knew there was a reason I didn't like mucking around with ptys.
> Hmm, timing. What speed are your systems? Mine's a 375 MHz 7043.
I'm doing my main testing on the same, but it doubles as my desktop, so
it's a little resource-starved (X, Netscape, etc.). I've seen it occur
consistently on an idle box of the same class, though.
Just tried it on a 2x450 7026-H80 that's less loaded at this instant,
and everything worked like it should. I know I've seen it hang on
higher-end boxes though. I've also seen it work correctly, rarely, on
Hello World. David Bronder - Systems Admin
Segmentation Fault ITS-SPA, Univ. of Iowa
Core dumped, disk trashed, quota filled, soda warm. david-bronder at uiowa.edu
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