Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103950
/dev/ttyX hangs at random under moderate load
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:03:03 EST
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Description of problem:
/dev/tty2 hangs when /dev/tty1 is producing a moderate CPU load and/or heavy IO.
killing the associated login process appears to reset the tty.
tested on two SMP machines ( dual 1GHz, ECC ) and a UP laptop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. generate moderate to heavy CPU load and/or moderate to heavy CPU load
2. switch to tty2
3. generate moderate to heavy load, and press ctrl-c
Actual Results: ctrl-c and every key pressed thereafter are ignored until
affected /bin/login is killed.
Expected Results: ctrl-c should have killed the process on tty2.
*** Bug 103951 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 103949 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***