Re: LOGIN: ERROR-Failed to initialize policy manager
From: David Font (dave.font_at_systime.co.nz)
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:41:06 +1200
I struck the same problem with the ifor_pmd when a 92-user 5.0.2 system kept
giving this error message when the 67th user logged on. I came to the
conclusion that when I originally increased the user-count by 25 to bring it
up to 92 users, the automatic tuning facility in 5.0.2 does not increase
operating system resources at the required rate.At the 67th user it fell
I solved this by running /etctunek in single user mode. There is a good
technical article which helped me fix this. Try option5 in technical article
I tuned for 100 users and I would suggest you do the same i.e. /etc/tunek -l
user -n 100
"John Clarke" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have just completed a fresh install of SCO 5.0.2 with a 32 User
> System, Development System, and 2 x 25 user add on licenses.
> I continually receive the message above when the 58th user attempts to
> I have read T/A 140851 re this message and tried all suggestions but the
> problem persists.
> Interestingly I can fix it by killing the child ifor_pmd process. When
> process restarts the system recognises the 2nd 25 user add on and all is
> But when I restart the system, this problem reoccurs with the only fix
> to kill off this process again and wait for it to be recreated.
> I have checked my /pmd directory immediately after a restart when the
> problem is present and all correct files are present.
> # pwd
> # l
> total 2
> prwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 May 15 05:03 IPCCT_pipe
> prwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 May 15 05:03 LST_pipe
> prwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 May 15 05:03 PMDCT_pipe
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3 May 15 05:03 ifor_pmd.pid
> I then kill the child ifor_pmd process;
> # ps -ef|grep ifor_pmd|grep -v grep
> root 40 1 0 05:03:12 ? 00:00:00 /etc/ifor_pmd
> root 41 40 0 05:03:12 ? 00:00:01 /etc/ifor_pmd
> # kill 41
> Checking the /pmd dir again;
> # l
> total 2
> prwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 May 15 09:02 IPCCT_pipe
> prwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 May 15 09:02 LST_pipe
> prwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 May 15 09:02 PMDCT_pipe
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5 May 15 09:02 ifor_pmd.pid
> No changes!!! Only the pid number of the child process. But now the 2nd 25
> user license is recognised.
> I am totally lost on this one.
> Can anyone offer a suggestion.
> Thanks in anticipation,
> Kind regards,
> John Clarke