Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107725
init: open(/dev/pts/0): No such file or directory
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:58:40 EDT
SysVinit-2.85-5 is logging "init: open(/dev/pts/0): No such file or directory"
every time mgetty exits restarts after I receive a fax. I think this started
recently. Why is it logging this and how to I make it stop?
Note that I've got devpts mounted on /dev/pts, and indeed /dev/pts/0 doesn't
When do you have mgetty started?
Mgetty runs from inittab. It exits, and init restarts it, every time someone
dials into my modem line (when the call or fax is finished).
I'm assuming you booted with rhgb.
Did rhgb shut down oddly at all?
I didn't see anything odd with rhgb the last time I booted, but if you'd like,
I'll reboot again and see what comes up. Can you be more specific about what I
should look for?
Anything that would imply it terminated abnormally.
Jonathan, we do revert init's console at the end of all exit paths in rhgb, right?
Hm, actually... does this happen *every* time mgetty restarts, or only the first
Does it go away if you add:
[ -x /usr/bin/rhgb-client ] && /usr/bin/rhgb-client --quit
to the end of /etc/rc?
That line is already at the end of /etc/rc in initscripts-7.42.1-1,
which I installed earlier today, and the problem is still occurring
after a reboot.
Argh, let me guess what happens... sleep 1 (or sleep 2) at the end of
/etc/rc will fix it, won't it...?
Putting "sleep 2" at the end of /etc/rc did not solve the problem.
Any progress on this? I see this on our FC1 machines as well.
I see this error on my FC1 and FC2 machines too. They all use rhgb.
They're all updated nightly via yum, so they all have the rhgb-client
--quit call at the end of /etc/rc. Should I stop using rhgb to get
rid of these messages? Fortunately, I rarely get more than a half
dozen of these when I boot, and usually only one or two, but I still
don't want to get in the habit of just ignoring warning messages, so
I'd like to find a way to get rid of these (hopefully by actually
fixing the problem).
Basically, /dev/pts/0 is what init opens as the console for the
messages seen in 'details' mode when used with rhgb. rhgb is supposed
to reset init's definition of the console when it exits.
So, it *appears* init isn't getting reset right for some reason.
I see this in FC1. System has some winmodem that isn't setup/used.
Using rhgb (custom one though).
Me too.. NOT using rhgb; FC2. The problem started recently and
coincided either with disabling rhgb (by removing the rhgb switch
from the kernel parameters in grub.conf) or with attempting to start
using mgetty/pppd to allow dial-in access. Those two changes were
fairly close together last week, so I'm not sure which (if either) is
more closely coincidental with the new open(/dev/pts/0) problem.
Sorry for the two rapid-fire posts.. Anyhow, I just reexamined my
logs, and the open(/dev/pts/0): No such file... issue did exist
before the move away from rhgb and the addition of mgetty/pppd; it
simply became much more pronounced (from about 3 messages/day to
>1000 messages/day) after adding the mgetty respawn to inittab.
It DOES appear to be tied, to some extent, to the respawning of
mgetty; if the modem is turned off (which causes mgetty to respawn
every few seconds when init chats fail), one of those messages
accompanies each set of mgetty errors.
I hope this info is helpful..
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Thanks again for your help.
Can't duplicate any longer.