Changing username hangs with 100% CPU

Martin Koller m.koller at
Fri Jan 21 21:17:17 GMT 2005

Can anyone confirm this with current CVS ?

I changed the Real Username field for a test (as root) in kcontrol
settings and clicked OK.
After entering my password, the CPU went to 100 % forever.

Attaching gdb on the kdeinit process and checking bt, I got:

(gdb) bt
#0  0x413b9fdc in do_fcntl () from /lib/
#1  0x413ba25f in fcntl () from /lib/
#2  0x4068ac8e in PtyProcess::readLine (this=0xbfffe518, block=true) at 
#3  0x41c601dd in ChfnProcess::ConverseChfn (this=0x82f4b78, pass=0x82a8210 
"********") at qcstring.h:249
#4  0x41c600ba in ChfnProcess::exec (this=0x82f4b78, pass=0x82a8210 
"********", name=0x828cb28 "Martin Koller xxx")
    at chfnprocess.cpp:40
#5  0x41c6277d in KCMUserAccount::save (this=0x82e1930) at qcstring.h:291

Best regards/Schöne Grüße

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