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Oracle Linux: Executing su(1) Command Fails - System Log reports "pam_keyinit: Unable to change UID to 501 temporarily" (Doc ID 1511720.1)

Last updated on MAY 01, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When issuing the su)1) command on Oracle Linux, the command seemingly completes, however the following message is reported to /var/log/secure:

Changes

The system is experiencing extremely heavy load with many (> 1000) running processes.

Cause

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