Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135776
inputattach spawned multiple times on restart
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
gpm-1.20.1-61 removes /etc/sysconfig/gpm but still tries to source it
from /etc/init.d/gpm line 44.
Fixed in -62.
*** Bug 135806 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Cannot confirm that it would be fixed in -62. Every service gpm
restart adds another "/usr/sbin/inputattach -ms /dev/ttyS0 --daemon"
process, which slows down mouse movement and keyboard significantly
until I kill all but one.
I can confirm this, each 'gpm restart' causes an additional
inputattach instance to be launched. I have now manually reverted to
directly use the mouse device (only MOUSETYPE and DEVICE in
Then let's reopen this.
Changing summary, then.
It was only bug 135806 (marked duplicate above) which referred to
"inputattach hogs cpu after gpm restart". I didn't see the connection
between these two...
gpm.init has been modified so that a) inputattach gets shutdown when
gpm is shutdown and b) multiple instances of inputattach should not