Bug 198161 - pam_tally doesn't support large UIDs
Summary: pam_tally doesn't support large UIDs
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pam   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2006-07-10 12:29 UTC by Russell Coker
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0370
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-08-21 12:02:51 UTC
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Description Russell Coker 2006-07-10 12:29:28 UTC
I am working for a company that has a large number of employees and want a 
consistent employee ID number that works everywhere and lasts forever.

Their numbering scheme has employee numbers in the 500,000,000 range.  When I 
enable pam_tally via the below code it doesn't work as seeks in such a 
large /var/log/faillog file are not supported.

This works (although badly) in rawhide.  The faillog sparse file does not 
deliver adequate performance.  What I would like to see is code in RHEL4U3 
that performs as well as the code in rawhide (IE it basically works even 
though running "faillog" may take over a minute of CPU time).  For the 
long-term we need a hash table as I requested in #198160.

auth    required  /lib/security/$ISA/pam_tally.so onerr=fail no_magic_root
account required  /lib/security/$ISA/pam_tally.so deny=3 reset no_magic_root

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-08-18 15:13:24 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

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