Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 796807
change root's passwd in setup report "/etc/shadow" device busy
Last modified: 2016-04-26 09:55:38 EDT
This bug has been copied from bug #750149 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.8 z-stream (EUS).
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Attempts to change the root user's password would result in a "device busy" error on the "/etc/shadow/" file. This occurred because multipathd held a lock on the file. The script that changes the password now restarts multipathd to release the lock, avoiding the "device busy" error.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.