Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449141
sudo slow with init level 3
Last modified: 2010-11-09 08:12:31 EST
Description of problem:
Starting at init level 3, login as username; startx get Gnome desktop, open
terminal, sudo su -
Wait half a minute before user is converted to root. This time delay only
happens to the specific user who is logged in pre-GUI, and at the console. Does
not have time delay for sudo through an ssh terminal nor for other users.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot to initlevel 3. Login as any user with account on machine
2. startx open GUI (in my case, Gnome)
3. Open terminal
4. sudo su - (yes, this user has sudo su - privileges)
5. wait 30 seconds before prompt returns with user being root
wait 30 seconds before prompt returns with user being root
less than 30 seconds
Does not have time delay for sudo through an ssh terminal nor for other users.
Not a critical bug because functionality is not effected, just a time delay. I
was puzzled by this for months and finally figured out that if I login using
init level 5; sudo speeds up to less than a second. sudo must be going through
more steps when user logs in at init level 3 and then starts GUI?
possibly not a bug and by design?
Could you please attach the output of "strace -r -osudo.log sudo su -" ?
You'll have to set u+s on /usr/bin/strace to be able to run the above command. And don't forget to unset it afterwards :]
Created attachment 331507 [details]
sudo.log as per request
Maybe this is the same problem as in bug #498749. Please try the solution mentioned there.
Is this problem the same as bug #498749?
Closing this bug because there's no response from the reporter and it seems that this isn't a bug in sudo.