Description of problem:
I have user test whose home dir is located in /home/test6, i.e. user name and home dir name are different.
xauth fails to create authority file when I try to use ssh X forwarding.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. useradd -d /home/test6 test
2. ssh -X test@localhost
/usr/bin/xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/test6/.Xauthority
xauth successfully creates authorization record, X forwarding is working
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I cannot reproduce this with 6.7, so I'm going to close this bug. Feel free to re-open it if you are still seeing this issue on RHEL-6.7 or newer.