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bug #52485: lock on /etc/utmp on AiX > 6100-09-07-1614

Submitted by:  Cyrille <cyj75fr>
Submitted on:  Thu 23 Nov 2017 09:32:08 AM UTC  
Category: Crash/Freeze/InfloopSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Need Info
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 4.6.1
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: None
Work Required: None

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Sat 16 Dec 2017 02:03:59 PM UTC, comment #1:

I don't have access to AIX machine, so you need to provide more information.

It may be that, utmp functions behave differently on newer AIXes and start lock, screen by itself doesn't seem to do any locking on /etc/utmp

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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Thu 23 Nov 2017 09:32:08 AM UTC, original submission:

When I execute Screen sessions I have a lock on /etc/utmp, so I can't execute new Screen and I can't connect root even on console. With lsof I can see the process screen who is locking /etc/utmp and if I kill it, freeze stop.

On AiX 6100-09-07-1614 all is OK

On Aix 6100-09-09-1717 lock on /etc/utmp at the firt screen session

On AiX 7200-01-02-1717 , the lock appears sometime but not everytime, I can't say why, it seems to be random.

Cyrille <cyj75fr>


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