The following may no longer be true:
Another possibility is that it isn't login that's slow, it's getty.
On the console (and any physical terminals) it is getty that prints
the first login prompt you see. It collects your name and then
invokes ``login your-user-name'' to collect a password. If login
isn't satisfied with your password, it loops.
Is it the *first* password: prompt that is slow in coming, or, if you
type a bogus password, are subsequent password: prompts slow?
That's how they did it in the ``good old days''. I don't know if this
is the way it works now.
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