root funny in 1.3.20

Patrick Caulfield (
Sun, 20 Aug 1995 13:39:48 +0000 (GMT)

I have a very strange problem with 1.3.20.

The system starts up OK with no errors and I can log in as any user other
than root...

If I try to log in as root the console hangs in login. If I su then that process
hangs. If I try to run any program that is suid root that also hangs.

All other users seem OK. There were other process hung too -- crond and atrun
(fairly predictable I suppose).

System is AMD 486DX/40 20Mb Memory, 20Mb swap
CMD EIDE card, MAXTOR & WD hard drives
*nearly* all ELF system -- kernel compiled as ELF.

patrick caulfield