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Re: utmp_update explosion

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Larson, Timothy E. <> wrote:
>What exactly is utmp_update, and why would there be 135 instances
>running on my 5.0.1 system?

It is a setuid process that regular programs use to update utmp entries
[man utmp_update].

Either it is not installed setuid, or something is keeping the utmpx file
inaccessible. Can you attach a debugger and see what it is doing?


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