Comment 2 for bug 50041

Matthias Urlichs (smurf) wrote :

Saw the same thing just now. wvdialconf was trying to figure out what's behind my /dev/ttyS2.

What actually is behind that device is a Bluetooth adapter, which confused wvdialconf. So (according to strace) it did a bunch of strange things with that device, and then busy-waited forever in a select() loop.

This was a new edgy install.

It seems that wvdialconf needs a hard timeout, preferably in the shell script that calls it.