Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117223
Unix::Users check should not count dialout user from 'w' command
Last modified: 2008-10-16 15:15:49 EDT
Upon further inspection, this isn't something to worry about. It's
the new 'getty' for serial ports, which is modem-aware. The instance
that shows up in 'w' output is the one watching for logins on the
serial console. Creating a login session is new behavior, but it's
doing the same thing it's always done.
We should probably adjust the Users check to ignore that user (i.e.
any user executing 'mgetty').
-=< Dave >=-
Original message follows:
>> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 12:56:18 -0500
>> From: Nick Hansen <email@example.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Fwd: Postini NP4 goes berserk]
>> Neil was asking me about the Users check that is showing 1 logged
>> in user on the scout mentioned below. I'm not sure what this
>> means but when I spuersputted over to the box, here is what I saw
>> when I ran the 'w' command (which is what we use to report the #
>> of users):
>> [nocops@zebra nocops]$ supersputsh cmdcl10395
>> Connecting to cmdcl10395 ...
>> Connected to cmdcl10395. Use ':help' for help.
>> root@cmdcl10395[/tmp].0> w
>> 5:48pm up 7:18, 1 user, load average: 1.08, 0.99, 1.10
>> USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
>> dialout ttyS0 /sbin/mgetty 11:31am 7:18m 0.00s 0.00s
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