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In case an error is encountered, the script logs the error to the above mentioned '@@@' 'event_log' table in MySQL mentioning "err-pmu-N" (where N is the error number) in the 'event' column, populating the 'device_username' column with the user's username, leaving the other columns empty, and exits immediately, returning the error number as exit code. The error is logged to MySQL only if the script is running as root. In case access is available to the script's stdout and stderr, a description of the error message is also printed (and the script is quite verbose about what's happening if cfg_verbose is set to 1), in case not, it is possible to look in the script's code for calls to the pam_to_mysql_update_error_message_close() function, identify the call where the error number in question is passed to the function, and the error description can be found in the same function call. The configurable options can be found at the top of the script.

In the intended PAM/libpam-script configuration, in the case of the script running SSH to start a second instance as root, in the case the second instance (running as root) fails and returns an error exit code, libpam-script will report failure to the PAM stack, causing the authentication to fail, thus the SSH login to fail, and the ssh command that was launched in the first instance of the script, resulting finally in the first instance of the script to also fail, the first instance of libpam-script, and thus the first PAM stack. Setting cfg_verbose=1 will cause the script's verbose output to appear on screen in cases where a service invoking the PAM stack allows, e.g. when running the 'su' command. '@@@' timestamp