|Summary:||apmd default kills NIS logins|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Andrew Gormanly <a.gormanly>|
|Component:||apmd||Assignee:||Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Aaron Brown <abrown>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2002-01-24 23:00:29 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Andrew Gormanly 2001-11-28 09:10:32 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-12 i686) Description of problem: apmd is enabled by default, and set to shutdown the network after 10 minutes idle. This logs out users with NIS accounts and automounted home directories, which seems to be a bad thing for a default set up. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. ypbind at installation time 2. log in with an NIS account 3. wait 10 minutes. Actual Results: Screen is blank. On pressing a key see gdm, not user's work. Expected Results: Power saving to not log users out as default setting. Additional info: I think the system defaults should not be set in ways which break very common configurations (i.e. NFS & NIS clusters). NET_RESTART="yes" can be very useful I guess, but it can cause pain too. Default settings should IMHO be quite conservative + not risk breaking things...
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-02-26 17:56:36 UTC
We don't default to shutting down after 10 minutes of idle time. That may be something your BIOS does. NET_RESTART is set to yes by default because that's the more conservative and less risky setting - quite a few (from my own experience, I'd say 90%) of all notebook network chipsets and PCMCIA network cards don't work after a resume unless they're restarted. Furthermore, NET_RESTART=no in combiniation with dhcp is a major problem (you can't expect to keep the IP over a suspend/resume cycle, so you need to restart the network in this case, as well). Because of these things, I think our current default settings are correct.