Subject: Re: utmp_update broken
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/21/2006 13:32:53
In article <>,
oliver gould  <> 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.