fam locking up and preventing logins

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Aug 18 09:12:46 BST 2004

Nick THOMPSON wrote:
> I have multiple users unable to login, due to what looks old fam
> processes left running. Sometimes killing fam sorts this out, but I have
> three instances now, where the user can't login, or the login is very
> very slow (several minutes) and I can't fill fam.
> Any ideas how I can get the users going and maybe avoid using fam in
> future?

My best guess is that you have some sort of a configuration problem.

How did you install: FAM and Xinetd?

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