|Summary:||agetty crashes on serial consoles|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Need Real Name <modus-bugzilla>|
|Component:||util-linux||Assignee:||Elliot Lee <sopwith>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-12-02 20:25:57 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Need Real Name 2003-04-17 19:28:08 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461) Description of problem: I recently did a fresh install of RH 9 on a server that had previously been running RH 7.3. This machine redirects to a serial console on ttyS0 from grub onward. RH9 kindly put an entry in my inittab to give me a console on the serial console. While it does print the login banner correctly, whenever agetty gets its first byte of input from the serial port, it dies. An strace looks like: read(0, "", 1) = 0 --- SIGHUP (Hangup) @ 0 (0) --- gdb backtrace is: #0 0xffffe002 in ?? () #1 0x08049224 in alarm () #2 0x420156a4 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6 Not very useful, I know. The serial console worked fine under 7.3, where I was using agetty as well. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): util-linux- 2.11y How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Install RH9.0 via serial console 2.Try to login via serial console 3.agetty dies and eventually loops Additional info:
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2003-05-16 20:12:06 UTC
Will mgetty work?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-05-16 20:27:40 UTC
mgetty works fine.
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2004-07-28 21:07:00 UTC
Apologies for taking so long to wrap this bug up. I'll remove agetty from the dist and suggest mgetty as the replacement.
Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2004-08-31 22:23:16 UTC
Well, removing agetty is a pain, so it's back in for now - sorry about the direction change. I haven't seen other recent reports of problems like this one, and agetty is in fairly wide use, so I guess the first priority is finding a portable way to reproduce the problem. Ideas/comments?
Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2004-12-02 20:25:57 UTC
I have a bunch of systems with agetty working. They're all newer than RHL 9.