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[vox-tech] Password: prompts freeze up
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[vox-tech] Password: prompts freeze up

I'm running into a very bizarre problem running Debian Sid. (Last
dist-upgraded yesterday evening)

I'm trying to use sudo to dist-upgrade, and whenever I get to the
password prompt, the sudo process (but nothing else) freezes up beyond
the point of even being killed with kill -9. This has happened to me
last night and this night, and I recovered by doing a hard reboot
(obviously, I cannot `sudo reboot' like ususal) and it worked for the
rest of the evening, and most of today.

This happens with login, su, and sudo.

When I strace sudo, the following happens:
munmap(0xb7fd5000, 81055)               = 0
geteuid32()                             = 1000
write(2, "sudo: ", 6sudo: )                   = 6
write(2, "must be setuid root", 19must be setuid root)     = 19
write(2, "\n", 1
)                       = 1
exit_group(1)                           = ?

obviously, that won't help

when I strace su, it freezes right around here (after entering the

read(3, "TZif\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\4\0\0\0\4\0"...,
4096) = 1017 close(3)                                = 0
munmap(0xb7cde000, 4096)                = 0
getpid()                                = 11841
rt_sigaction(SIGPIPE, {0xb7f3c530, [], 0}, {SIG_DFL}, 8) = 0
socket(PF_FILE, SOCK_DGRAM, 0)          = 3
fcntl64(3, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC)         = 0
connect(3, {sa_family=AF_FILE, path="/dev/log"}, 16) = 0
send(3, "<37>Feb  7 20:16:57 su[11841]: ("..., 138, 0

Any ideas?

-- Ken Bloom

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