Subject: Re: utmp_update broken
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/2006 13:32:53
In article <20060621020918.GA29090@cs.stevens.edu>,
oliver gould <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I have just updated kernel / userland. Now I get the following error
>when opening an xterm:
>utmp_update: Cannot update utmp entry: Resource temporarily unavailable
>utmp_update: Cannot update utmp entry: Undefined error: 0
>[snip - repeated ~10x]
>I am also attempting to su to root in X results in a `permission
>denied', yet logging on as root on the console works fine.
>Furthermore, the process table is full. There are numerous errant
>processes clogging it:
>160 ttyp1 I+ 0:00.00 utmp_update ver\\000\\000\\000\\000\\000\\000\\000\\000
>[snip - repeated a LOT]
>The configuration is known to be good as of June 11th.
You are probably missing the setuid bits in all your binaries.