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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] observed delay for changing process owner
Date Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:22:51 GMT
On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Harald Falkenberg
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> yes, we use nis/pam on the machine, but the mentioned user and group is
> placed local in /etc/passwd and /etc/group. Also I configured the system to
> lookup first in files and then in nis.
> I observed this behaviour simple via running several times ps and saw, that
> it took quite a while that the ownership changes from root to the configured
> user in httpd.conf.

Try pstack a few times during the delay and pastebin + link the results here.

I still think getgroups() could hang like this, since it can't take a
shortcut and not consult NIS.

Eric Covener

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