SUMMARY 2: Problem with new tooltalk patch.

From: Davin Milun (
Date: Wed Sep 09 1998 - 07:28:06 CDT

Some more information:

According to some people (and I might have missed some respondents here):
  Charles Nguyen <>
  Nick Murray <>
  Leif Neve <>

You can get relief from this problem by cleaning out the TT_DB directories
inside all your mount points. Very similar to the problem described in the
Solaris FAQ question 5.54.

One person did report that that only works until the next reboot, at which
point things hang again :-(


Previous SUMMARY:
>Thanks to everyone who replied.
>The summary is that LOTS of people are having a problem with 105802-05
>(and with its x86 counterpart 105803-05). So it's clearly a bug with this
>At least three people have filed bug reports with Sun.
>One of them was assigned BugID 4171550.
>It seems that all we can do it wait until Sun released a fixed patch.
>Which they will hopefully do soon!
>(One could back out of the patch; but then one leaves oneself open to the
>remote root exploits described in the CERT advisory!)
>Thanks to:
> Tim Evans <>
> Dave Yearke <>
> Charles Nguyen <>
> Michael Neef <>
> Michael Pearlman <>
> John D Groenveld <>
> Frank Fiamingo - Columbus <>
> lauradel collins <>
>Original question:
>>Subject: Problem with new tooltalk patch.
>>Late last week, in response to the CERT tooltalk advisory (CA-98.11),
>>I installed patch "105802-05 OpenWindows 3.6: tooltalk patch".
>>Since then, our users have had problems logging in with CDE to some systems.
>>Some of that went away when I patched those systems up to be more current in
>>other patches too (but might still exist on some SS5's).
>>Also, since doing that 105802-05 patch install, I am fairly regularly
>>finding (and killing) CPU-bound /usr/dt/bin/rpc.ttdbserverd processes
>>on our timeshare servers (headless, non-CDE xdm servers). (Those processes
>>show NO system calls when truss'ed, and require a kill -9 to kill them.)
>>Any advice would be appreciated.
>>Are others also having a problem with 105802-05?

Davin Milun    E-mail:  milun@cs.Buffalo.EDU
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