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Re: [suse-security] manpath hanging (was:Re: SuSE Security Announcement - aaa_base - UPDATE)
  • From: Herman Knief <herman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 14:49:46 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0005041448450.18438-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The manpath utility is run from cron... if you do an "strace -p <pid of
manpath>", you'll likely see that it gets stuck in a loop for directories
that don't exist, yet it expects to find.

- Herman

On Fri, 5 May 2000, Volker Kuhlmann wrote:

->>> >Has anyone else encountered this problem?
->>>
->>> PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT LIB %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
->>> 18307 root 10 0 704 704 384 R 0 33.1 1.1 2003m manpath
->>> 24773 root 10 0 704 704 384 R 0 32.7 1.1 688:48 manpath
->>> 29999 root 12 0 704 704 384 R 0 29.7 1.1 1:51 manpath
->>> <snip>
->>>
->>> 12:07am up 5 days, 11:46, 1 user, load average: 4.41, 4.32, 3.84
->>>
->>>
->>> ... and this machine does nothing. The manpath commands hang until you
->>> manually kill them.
->>
->>Yes, various times, SuSE 6.2 and 6.3 (don't have 6.4 yet).
->>It obviously doesn't always happen, but I could not track down when and
->>how. If I run the same command on the command lne (as is run by cron),
->>it always ran fine.
->>
->>Volker
->>
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