Bug 438773 - couldn't allocate secure memory to keep passwords and or keys from being written to the disk
couldn't allocate secure memory to keep passwords and or keys from being writ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-keyring (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-24 21:10 EDT by Matěj Cepl
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:40 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:34:33 EDT
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output of grep gnome-keyring /var/log/messages (6.21 KB, text/plain)
2008-03-24 21:10 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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Description Matěj Cepl 2008-03-24 21:10:14 EDT
Description of problem:
I am getting problems to login to the wireless network. NetworkManager
repeatedly asks for the wi-fi network credentials and the only way out of the
problem seems to be quite often reboot (at least I haven't found a better way).

I found in /var/log/messages messages like this (and others -- see attachment):

Mar 24 11:53:53 viklef gnome-keyring-daemon[24752]: couldn't allocate secure
memory to keep passwords and or keys from being written to the disk

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
more often than I would like to (50% of all logins to wifi network?)

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above
Actual results:
cannot login

Expected results:
it should just work
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-24 21:10:14 EDT
Created attachment 298961 [details]
output of grep gnome-keyring /var/log/messages
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:49:13 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 19:50:39 EDT
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:34:33 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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Comment 5 Giandomenico De Tullio 2010-05-13 03:23:27 EDT
From /var/log/messages:
May 13 09:12:09 <hostname> gnome-keyring-daemon[1940]: couldn't allocate secure memory to keep passwords and or keys from being written to the disk

[root@<hostname> ~]# rpm -qif /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon
Name        : gnome-keyring                Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 2.30.1                            Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 2.fc13                        Build Date: lun 03 mag 2010 17:33:48 CEST
Install Date: mar 04 mag 2010 18:25:35 CEST      Build Host: x86-03.phx2.fedoraproject.org
Group       : System Environment/Libraries   Source RPM: gnome-keyring-2.30.1-2.fc13.src.rpm
Size        : 5026959                          License: GPLv2+ and LGPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/8, lun 03 mag 2010 18:14:26 CEST, Key ID 7edc6ad6e8e40fde
Packager    : Fedora Project
URL         : http://www.gnome.org
Summary     : Framework for managing passwords and other secrets
Description :
The gnome-keyring session daemon manages passwords and other types of
secrets for the user, storing them encrypted with a main password.
Applications can use the gnome-keyring library to integrate with the keyring.

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