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Attempts To "su oracle" Fail With "Resource Temporarily Unavailable" Even From The "root" Account (Doc ID 1239915.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version: 4.4 to 5.5 - Release: OEL4U4 to OEL5U5
Linux Itanium
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


You can log in to a host as root, but trying to switch to another account such as "oracle" using the command:

# /bin/su - oracle

fails with the message:

Resource temporarily unavailable



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