Bug 138346 - unable to connect to the server using console port
Summary: unable to connect to the server using console port
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux   
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Karel Zak
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Reported: 2004-11-08 14:22 UTC by Chakravarthi V S
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-08 10:39:02 UTC
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Description Chakravarthi V S 2004-11-08 14:22:15 UTC
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Description of problem:

trying to connect to the linux server using console port, but it does
console port is managed by agetty and it is started using following
command in inittab

S1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -t 60 -L ttyS1 19200

when i try to check the process with ps command i dont find the porcess.

tried running on command line

#strace -o /tmp/output /sbin/agetty -t 60 -L ttyS1 19200

i observe the following error message

ioctl(0, 0x5401, {B19200 -opost -isig -icanon -echo ...}) = 0
chown32(0xbffffa42, 0, 0)               = 0
chmod("ttyS1", 0600)                    = 0
getpid()                                = 24595
ioctl(0, 0x5410, [24595])               = -1 ENOTTY (Inappropriate
ioctl for dev
ioctl(0, 0x540b, 0x2)                   = 0
ioctl(0, 0x5402, {B19200 -opost -isig -icanon -echo ...}) = 0
fcntl64(0, 0x3, 0, 0xcbe)               = 34818
fcntl64(0, 0x4, 0x8002, 0xbffffa42)     = 0
alarm(60)                               = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_BLOCK, [CHLD], [], 8) = 0
rt_sigaction(SIGCHLD, NULL, {SIG_DFL}, 8) = 0
rt_sigprocmask(SIG_SETMASK, [], NULL, 8) = 0
nanosleep({1, 0}, {1, 0})               = 0
ioctl(0, 0x540b, 0)                     = 0
uname({sys="Linux", node="nmhost01", ...}) = 0
write(1, "\r\n", 2)                     = 2
open("/etc/issue", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
ioctl(0, 0x5403, {B19200 opost -isig -icanon -echo ...}) = -1 EINTR
 system call)
--- SIGALRM (Alarm clock) ---
+++ killed by SIGALRM +++

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run manually 
2. init q
3. no logs

Additional info:

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2004-12-03 18:24:54 UTC
When you don't see the agetty process running, what does '/sbin/fuser
-uv /dev/ttyS1' say when run as root?

Comment 2 Chakravarthi V S 2005-02-10 14:15:55 UTC
as it is critical, i restarted the machine and it worked, 

thanks for the help

Comment 3 Karel Zak 2005-09-08 10:39:02 UTC
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received the feedback we
requested, we will assume the problem was not reproduceable or has been fixed in
a later update for this product.

Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update release, and if this issue is still reproduceable, please contact the Red
Hat Global Support Services page on our website for technical support options:

If you have a telephone based support contract, you may contact Red Hat at
1-888-GO-REDHAT for technical support for the problem you are experiencing. 

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