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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by britsenigma, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. britsenigma

    britsenigma Well-Known Member

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    Any ideas what this is about?

    New account [oprofile] has been created with uid:[16] gid:[16] login:[/home/oprofile] shell:[/sbin/nologin]

    Happened during an over night update, there's no directory there now.

    Checked the /etc/passwd file:

    oprofile:x:16:16:Special user account to be used by OProfile:/home/oprofile:/sbin/nologin

    So er, new feature not in the change log? Anything to worry about?
     
  2. mtbwacko

    mtbwacko Well-Known Member

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    I saw this too this morning and am very curious what's going on. I looked it up and it is a "system-wide profiler for Linux systems, capable of profiling all running code at low overhead."

    Was this added by cPanel last night? Anyone know?
     
  3. cPanelDon

    cPanelDon cPanel Quality Assurance Analyst
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    The software package "oprofile" is not installed by cPanel, but may come with the OS or may have been updated by the OS software package manager (e.g., via yum or up2date), including for the recent CentOS 5.4 release.

    What OS and version is installed?
    Code:
    # cat /etc/*release
    Do you have the "oprofile" RPM (software package) installed from your OS?
    Code:
    # rpm -q oprofile
    If yum was used to install or update oprofile, there should be a log entry:
    Code:
    # grep -i oprofile /var/log/yum.log
     
  4. mattress

    mattress Active Member

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    I got this too and wondered what it was. Looks like yum installed it.
     
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