Machine stalling when TMOUT is set for ksh

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Machine stalling when TMOUT is set for ksh

Chris Tankersley
Friday we added TMOUT=600 to the user's profiles for ksh to
automatically log them out after 10 minutes of inactivity. We started
having processes like sendmail start to freeze, and figured that it was
a software issue as our test machine is running just fine and the only
differences are some monitoring software.

I was sitting here just a few minutes ago and realized that when it hits
600 seconds to disconnect me from SSH, it actually stops all console
input, either via SSH or the actual keyboard. When this happens,
sendmail and other programs that run commands stop functioning, but
processes like Apache that are always running continue just fine. I
can't even log into the console, when I type in my username and hit
enter, it just sits there without ever giving me the password prompt.

Logs don't show anything out of the ordinary, but if anyone thinks that
they will help, just let me know what you want and I can post it.

Has anyone else run across this? Running OpenBSD 4.1-stable with RAIDFrame.

Chris

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