Bug 28539 - getty_ps dumps core after entering login when using /etc/conf.getty
getty_ps dumps core after entering login when using /etc/conf.getty
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: getty_ps (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-02-21 01:28 EST by Andy Payne
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:19 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 14:30:16 EST
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Description Andy Payne 2001-02-21 01:28:28 EST
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when using the /etc/conf.getty file for changing getty_ps defaults,
getty_ps crases after entering your login.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create an /etc/conf.getty
2. setup a serial terminal/minicom on another machine - configure
/etc/inittab something like this:
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s1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS1 DT38400 vt100
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3. attempt to login
	

Actual Results:  getty_ps respawns and you
end up with an entry like this in your /var/log/messages:
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Feb 20 22:05:11 hostname getty[29924]: Segmentation fault
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Expected Results:  should have received a Password: prompt

using a home brew 2.2.18 kernel. problem was producable right out of the
box however. all the latest updates are installed.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-21 12:19:37 EST
What does your /etc/conf.getty look like?
Comment 2 Andy Payne 2001-02-21 14:30:13 EST
the contents of conf.getty make no difference... dumps core no matter what the
contents are.
here is the current contents of /etc/conf.getty
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VERSION=2.2.18
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Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-21 14:50:05 EST
I can't reproduce this here on the current beta, running both that version
of getty_ps, and the version that shipped in 7.0.

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