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Re: Sid login problem (delay)... PAM or something else?

Kenward Vaughan wrote:

> I noted on my Dec. 10 dist-upgrade of Sid that logging off of a virtual
> terminal had a large delay introduced (minutes, it seems).  An error
> msg. is spit out after a bit:
> INIT: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> This does NOT happen with the console (tty1).
> Googling noted the existent getty was having trouble based on bad
> libraries or some other issue.  I checked what it is linked to:
> root:/home/daddy# ldd /sbin/getty
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40023000)
>         /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
> libc6 was not in the upgrade list.  I don't know where ld-linux is.
> There is nothing odd in etc/inittab (all lines regarding respawning are
> /identical except the runlevels--the default of which is set for 2).
> Anyone know what the issue likely is?  My subject: came from
> remembering PAM issues some time ago, but for other login problems.
> Kenward

Same problem here. We have 25 boxes running Debian and the two that got the
upgrade (in Sarge) have this problem.

As well as NIS died also.

Regards, Joe

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