Login timed out after 60 seconds
On Thu, 11 Feb 2010, nate wrote:
> Paul Heinlein wrote:
>> I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to lengthen that timeout
>> value from 60 to, say, 180. This isn't the first time I've wanted
>> to kill a runaway process and been unable to get a console because
>> of that timeout.
> I poked around a bunch but couldn't find a config that can be
> adjusted.. I do see that the particular message comes from
> # strings login | grep -i timed
> Login timed out after %d seconds
> which seems to be part of the util-linux package, so perhaps poke
> around in the source, maybe there is a .h file that you can adjust
> with a higher value and rebuild it.
And we have a winner!
It's a simple declared variable in login-utils/login.c:
int timeout = 60;
The timeout variable is passed to alarm(). Once SIGALRM is raised,
login prints the "Login timed out..." message, resets the terminal,
So the question is, do I want to patch the util-linux SRPM? Hmm...
Paul Heinlein <> firstname.lastname@example.org <> http://www.madboa.com/
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