|Summary:||Disturbing syslog messages on gdm exit|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Patrick J. LoPresti <lopresti>|
|Component:||gdm||Assignee:||Havoc Pennington <hp>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||jirka, mdrew, mkp, pthomas|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-11-16 20:26:52 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Patrick J. LoPresti 1999-10-13 17:29:14 UTC
Every time I log out of my GNOME session, I get the following messages logged to /var/log/messages: Oct 13 11:26:47 egghead gdm: gdm_auth_user_remove: /u/patl is not owned by uid 0. Oct 13 11:26:47 egghead gdm: gdm_auth_user_remove: Ignoring suspiciously looking cookie file /u/patl/.Xauthority Browsing the source code for gdm, I conclude that this is some weird gdm bug; that "uid 0" is the user who it wants to have owning my home directory, which ought to be *my* user id, not root's. I do not know why this is happening, but it is pretty disturbing. I assume gdm manipulates my .Xauthority file for a reason; this bug is preventing that from happening.
Comment 1 Patrick J. LoPresti 1999-10-13 17:46:59 UTC
Addenddum: I do own my home directory, and my user id is not 0. (I just double checked these.) Also, similar messages are *not* logged by gdm_user_auth_add at the beginning of the session; I only get messages from gdm_user_auth_remove. Let me know if you need assistance to reproduce this problem.
Comment 2 mkp 1999-11-01 19:15:59 UTC
I didn't operate on a copy of the pwent structure and apparently PAM messes with it. I.e. we get a random userid when the session is about to be terminated. This bug has been fixed in my current tree and will be in beta5.
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 1999-11-17 21:39:59 UTC
Author has indicated this will be fixed in a future upstream release. Since its impact appears to be merely cosmetic, I'm closing this bug report.
Comment 4 Peter L. Thomas 2001-08-22 16:29:02 UTC
We are receiving these error messages--accompanied by the extremely "non- cosmetic" behavior of gdm erroring out with an 0x10. This is happening on a RH6.2 and two RH7.0 boxes on an infrequent-but-annoying basis.
Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2001-09-07 19:28:34 UTC
mdrew has indicated that someone is experiencing this problem. We need to at least attach a decent explanation to this bug file.
Comment 6 Elliot Lee 2001-09-10 23:43:15 UTC
Someone else can probably deal with this better than I.
Comment 7 Havoc Pennington 2001-09-11 15:16:08 UTC
We are pretty sure the PAM packages in the beta (roswell) resolve this issue; people are discussing now whether to do an errata, etc.
Comment 8 Havoc Pennington 2001-11-16 20:26:44 UTC
Need to verify that gdm is now copying the pwent structure instead of keeping a pointer to it
Comment 9 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-12 00:04:36 UTC
Fixed in rawhide