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Bug 62885

Summary: Metalog cause unpredictable failures of the Login system.
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: James Kyle <krunkalot>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Severity: critical    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: PPC   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description James Kyle 2004-09-04 23:01:32 UTC
This link provides exhaustive details as well as points to others experiences:

Key points are: 
Cause is unknown.
Cause is indeterminable due to the failure of the logging system.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install metalog on *some* ppc machines and wait

Actual Results:  
logins would freeze at authentication with both local and ssh logins. Also other
authentication related apps would fail like useradd and userdel or su.

Expected Results:  
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-03-14 19:08:36 UTC
unable to reproduce and i use metalog on every arch Gentoo supports

please re-open if you can reproduce with 0.8_rc1+ and you can track down the bug itself