2000-10-29 00:06:02

by Horst von Brand

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Subject: Re: syslog() blocks on glibc 2.1.3 with kernel 2.2.x

[email protected] (Stephen Harris) said:
> A lot of talk here has been about syslog and DNS blocking, but the
> original message mentioned:
> > If you send SIGSTOP to syslogd on a Red Hat 6.2 system (glibc 2.1.3,
> > kernel 2.2.x), within a few minutes you will find your entire machine
> > grinds to a halt. For example, nobody can log in.

Great! Yet another way in which root can get the rope to shoot herself in
the foot. Anything _really_ new?
Horst von Brand [email protected]
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