Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18988
sshd does not close file descriptors
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
If I upgrade a package which restarts sshd in its post script, sshd will
the file descriptor pointing to this rpm. Unfortunately it does not close
In particular, if the rpm was on an nfs directory it is no longer possible
to unmount this directory unless you physically walk to the machine
(this is why I consider it "high" priority)
There are similar problems with lpd and maybe other services.
As Jeff (firstname.lastname@example.org) pointed out: If the rpm is on a CD, it is not possible
to unmount the CD!
Hmm.. Isn't this an rpm issue?
I also think that this is an rpm issue. rpm should close the file descriptor
before giving control
This issue is spread among lots of guilty apps, which in an ideal world would
all be closing extra descriptors. A workaround which catches most of these
cases is in initscripts-5.69.