On Jul 26, 13:26, Kevin Brown wrote:
> Subject: Re: [Thanks!] I lost root password!
> It seems ( or so I am told) that the fsflush deamon is broken in Solaris
> 2.5 (and 2.4?), so that apps that call fsync are ignored, and writes do not
> go to disk. If the system crashes then files that have not been flushed are
> I lost my password file recently because of this.
> Work around? Put a sync instruction into the crontab file. Not bulletproof,
> but better than nothing. Anyone have access to SunSolve to confirm that
> this is a bug ID, and any official fix on the way?
We've been bitten by this one several times as well. I'm told that
"small" files (less than a few KB) are vulnerable; larger files use
different kernel code which doesn't happen to have this bug.
The bug ID is 1245236. It is a "high priority item" but I don't know when
a patch will be issued.
Beth E. Binde, Systems Programmer, Instructional Computing Initiative
Rutgers University Computing Services, Piscataway, NJ 08855-0879 USA
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