Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 456808
su takes a long time
Last modified: 2008-07-31 15:50:19 EDT
Description of problem:
Running su takes a long time before it works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "su"
2. Enter password
A long wait
Instantaneous shell prompt
su from root to root is quick, so I cannot use strace to find where
it hangs. However, by attaching strace while it hangs, I found that
it hangs reading from a pipe at descriptor 6.
Seems to work now. I did a general "yum update", coreutils remainded
at 6.12-7.fc10. Must have been a library.