Bug 585053 - STDOUT does not work with many commands in single-user mode
Summary: STDOUT does not work with many commands in single-user mode
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: initscripts Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Yulia Kopkova
: 613803 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 614088
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Reported: 2010-04-23 01:37 UTC by Norman
Modified: 2010-11-10 20:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: initscripts-9.03.11-1.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 614088 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2010-11-10 20:40:09 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Norman 2010-04-23 01:37:06 UTC
Description of problem:
when debugging issues in single-user mode, STDOUT does not appear on console.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 6.0 Beta 1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot, changing 'rhgb quiet' to 'single' at the grub menu
2. at shell, type 'ifconfig -a' or 'ip link show' -> no output, but shell prompt returned
Actual results:
output not displayed

Expected results:
STDOUT to be displayed on console without any need for redirection

Additional info:
'ifconfig -a | more' or 'ifconfig -a 1> /dev/console' does show output on console, but 'ifconfig -a > /tmp/file' does not populate /tmp/file.

my grub.conf is the one installed by the installer:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_morris-lv_root
#          initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (2.6.32-19.el6.i686)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-19.el6.i686 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_morris-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_morris/lv_root rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
	initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-19.el6.i686.img

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-04-23 02:54:14 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-29 17:01:33 UTC

Policy will need modified to label /sbin/sushell appropriately. (Using the same
context as /sbin/sulogin works in a quick test, but may have unintended

Will be in 9.03.11-1.

Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2010-07-13 16:32:03 UTC
*** Bug 613803 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 20:40:09 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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