abrt-cli status’ timed out is always shown when logging on or changing users


When change or login to specific user, ‘abrt-cli status’ timed out is always shown

Last login: Mon Dec 19 23:32:58 +08 2022 on pts/21 
'abrt-cli status' timed out

To resolve the issue, you may want to check the status of the ‘abrtd’ service, the output will indicate a locked file

# systemctl status abrtd
● abrtd.service - ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/abrtd.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Mon 2022-12-19 23:34:58 +08; 2s ago
 Main PID: 273413 (abrtd)
   CGroup: /system.slice/abrtd.service
           └─273413 /usr/sbin/abrtd -d -s

Dec 19 23:34:58 node1 systemd[1]: Started ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool.
Dec 19 23:34:58 node1 systemd[1]: Starting ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool...
Dec 19 23:34:58 node1 abrtd[273413]: Lock file '.lock' is locked by process 191242
Dec 19 23:34:59 node1 abrtd[273413]: Lock file '.lock' is locked by process 191242
Dec 19 23:34:59 node1 abrtd[273413]: Lock file '.lock' is locked by process 191242
Dec 19 23:35:00 node1 abrtd[273413]: Lock file '.lock' is locked by process 191242
Dec 19 23:35:00 node1 abrtd[273413]: Lock file '.lock' is locked by process 191242

Stop the abrt Service first.

# systemctl stop abrtd

Kill the Process holding the Lock File

# pkill -9 systemctl stop abrtd

Start the Service again

# systemctl start abrtd

The Lock File should go away.

# systemctl status abrtd
● abrtd.service - ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/abrtd.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Mon 2022-12-19 23:48:02 +08; 4s ago
 Main PID: 334010 (abrtd)
   CGroup: /system.slice/abrtd.service
           └─334010 /usr/sbin/abrtd -d -s

Dec 19 23:48:02 hpc-gekko1 systemd[1]: Started ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool.
Dec 19 23:48:02 hpc-gekko1 systemd[1]: Starting ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool...
Dec 19 23:48:02 hpc-gekko1 abrtd[334010]: Init complete, entering main loop

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