misc/183495: utx.active not being updated correctly

Richard Naill rich at enterprisesystems.net
Wed Oct 30 19:50:01 UTC 2013

>Number:         183495
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       utx.active not being updated correctly
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Oct 30 19:50:00 UTC 2013
>Originator:     Richard Naill
>Release:        i386 9.2
Enterprise Systems Inc
FreeBSD framesbsd.entprs 9.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE #0
utx.active file not marking processes as terminated.

if the login process is terminated this causes the trouble.
login as root
find your login process
kill -9 thatprocess

login as root   again

will show two logins active on ttyv0 for root

problem did not exist before 9.0

some ports (doinkd) kill off all processes for an idle user
this also can create this problem



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