Bug 199783 - pam_keyinit unduly noisy
pam_keyinit unduly noisy
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
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Reported: 2006-07-21 18:09 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-21 18:41:35 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2006-07-21 18:09:24 EDT
Description of problem:

After recent pam changes /var/log/secure is constantly badgered
by messages in this style:

pam_keyinit(gdm:session): UID:0 [0]  GID:0 [0]
pam_keyinit(gdm:session): JOIN = 593955641
pam_keyinit(gdm:session): UID:0 [0]  GID:0 [0]
pam_keyinit(gdm:session): GET SESSION = 593955641
pam_keyinit(gdm:session): GET SESSION = 1
pam_keyinit(sshd:session): UID:0 [0]  GID:0 [0]
pam_keyinit(sshd:session): JOIN = 614504224
pam_keyinit(sshd:session): UID:0 [0]  GID:0 [0]
pam_keyinit(sshd:session): GET SESSION = 614504224
pam_keyinit(sshd:session): GET SESSION = 1

This does not look like it conveys any useful information to
a user/administrator of a system while no 'debug' option is used
in /etc/pam.d/ files.  It also looks awfully redundant.

Is this some kind of development debugging turned on which later
will disappear?  If not then logwatch should be taught about that.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pam-0.99.5.0-3.fc6
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2006-07-21 18:41:35 EDT
The debugging messages were on by default. Fixed.

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