SUMMARY: Su or login takes to much time

From: Santos, Ramiro <>
Date: Wed Mar 12 2003 - 12:18:52 EST
Thank you all for the quick answers,
the problem was caused by the entry /usr/sbin/quota
in the /etc/profile file.
Since we don't use quotas, i don't need this entry.

Special thanks to Ed Rolison, his email:

When I've seen this problem, the root cause has been 'quota'. As it runs on
first login, it checks to
see if a user is over quota, even if they don't have one. I've seen
situations where it can take a very long time
to do so. Try (as one of these users) to run 'quota' and see how long it
takes to complete.

I'm not sure what to suggest if that is the source of the problem, other
than remote it from /etc/profile.


Ramiro Santos

-----Original Message-----
From: Santos, Ramiro 
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 5:51 PM
To: ''
Subject: Su or login takes to much time

When attempting to switch to a different user 
from the root account (i.e. "su - oracle") it takes a long
while (>1 minute) before the switch takes place. The system 
is running Solaris 8. The user settings appear to be ok.
I don't think the problem as something to do with the environment files like
.profile or .kshrc (they are deleted and it behaves on the same way)


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