Re: utmp not updated
From: Thomas Dickey (dickey_at_saltmine.radix.net)
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 11:09:16 -0000 To: email@example.com
Vincent Rivière <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have problems with the who command.
> Sometimes (once a week ?), the list of users shown by the who command gets
> frozen, and is no more updated as the users logs in/out.
> If I look at the last modification time of the file /var/run/utmp, I can see
> that it is no more upated.
> If I reboot, the the who command works again, for one week, then freeze
> The problem may appear when a lot of users (>20) open a Gnome session at the
> same time on X terminals.
That sounds like one of the problems I worked around in xterm.
If the update is not using all of the information, it will modify
an obsolete entry in utmp.
Perhaps you should report a bug for gnome-terminal.
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