Bug 23131 - sshd spawning bash in an infinite loop
Summary: sshd spawning bash in an infinite loop
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: openssh   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2001-01-02 10:57 UTC by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-23 13:28:52 UTC
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Description Gerald Teschl 2001-01-02 10:57:30 UTC
It looks like under some instances, when a user logs in
via ssh, sshd starts spanning bash processes in an infinite
loop. The whole system will be blocked until the kernel runs
out of memory and kills sshd:
kernel: VM: killing process sshd
After that everything is fine again.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-02 17:01:52 UTC
What's the users .bash* files look like?

Comment 2 Gerald Teschl 2001-01-02 18:55:11 UTC
.bash_profile = RH default
# .bashrc

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
        . /etc/bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

export PRINTER=dev-null
export EDITOR=joe
umask 007

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-01-16 02:27:47 UTC
Can you be more specific about "some instances"?  Does it happen regularly for
some users? for all users?  Does adding "set -x" to the top of the .bashrc file
shed any light on this?

Comment 4 Gerald Teschl 2001-03-23 13:28:42 UTC
Never occured again.

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