Bug 601674 - [abrt] crash in mingetty-1.08-4.1.el6: Process /sbin/mingetty was killed by signal 3 (SIGQUIT)
Summary: [abrt] crash in mingetty-1.08-4.1.el6: Process /sbin/mingetty was killed by s...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mingetty (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Petr Pisar
QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:11c13030243e0530e6896a8d9b4...
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Reported: 2010-06-08 12:48 UTC by Gordan Bobic
Modified: 2015-11-23 14:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-04-27 11:15:02 UTC
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File: backtrace (3.30 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-08 12:48 UTC, Gordan Bobic
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Description Gordan Bobic 2010-06-08 12:48:08 UTC
abrt 1.0.7 detected a crash.

architecture: x86_64
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: /sbin/mingetty --noclear /dev/tty6
comment: The only thing that springs to mind is that I have added "--noclear" option to init's tty startup script, but I doubt that's the cause.
component: mingetty
executable: /sbin/mingetty
kernel: 2.6.32-19.el6.x86_64
package: mingetty-1.08-4.1.el6
rating: 4
reason: Process /sbin/mingetty was killed by signal 3 (SIGQUIT)
release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 6.0 Beta (Santiago)
How to reproduce: No manual intervention, this runs from init.

Comment 1 Gordan Bobic 2010-06-08 12:48:12 UTC
Created attachment 422178 [details]
File: backtrace

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-08 13:13:31 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 4 Ondrej Vasik 2010-06-24 14:40:22 UTC
As there is no clear reproducer and nothing obvious in the backtrace/related sourcecode, there is not much to do with it at the moment. Please add some hints how to reproduce it (if you still experience the issue, maybe some configuration details could help).

Comment 5 Gordan Bobic 2010-06-24 14:59:08 UTC
It appears to be related to this bug, the two problems always arise together:

Comment 6 Roman Rakus 2010-06-24 15:14:06 UTC
I guess this will be somehow related to configuration of /dev/ttyN devices.

Comment 7 Gordan Bobic 2010-06-24 15:35:34 UTC
Not sure. I'll put RHEL6b on another machine in the next few days and check if it is reproducible there. I suspect it will be, because I had a similar symptom (extreme Xorg CPU usage) on another machine previously. Unfortunately, I repurposed it before I could get to the bottom of what was causing it.

Comment 8 Petr Pisar 2010-07-20 09:11:47 UTC
Mingetty dies on SIGQUIT. There is no such signal emitted by mingetty. Mingetty ignores SIGHUP while opening TTY only. The signal has been received in read(0,...) while reading log-in name.

I guess somebody kills (by SIGQUIT) mingetty from outside. init or kdm via ConsoleKit probably.

Default action assigned to SIGQUIT is to core dump that triggers abrt. I can change the code to terminate in other way not to provoke abrt. However better way would be if culprit sent SIGTERM instead of SIGQUIT.

Comment 9 Gordan Bobic 2010-07-20 09:29:56 UTC
I'm reasonably confident that this is actually the same issue as this one:
which would make it a KDM bug, and a serious one.

Unfortunately, the linked bug was downgraded to low priority even though it makes KDE completely unusable on a single-core machine, not to mention that it also makes it completely unusable on any laptop where non-mains powered operation is required. (100% CPU usage all the time is not good for battery life)

KDM clashes with mingetty over which terminals it runs on because it for some reason ignores the settings regarding which terminal X should run on.

Comment 11 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-04-27 11:15:02 UTC
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

Comment 12 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2015-11-23 08:34:39 UTC
Due to a bug in the ABRT reporting tool, this bug report may have contained information that you did not intend to include.  As a precaution, we have made the bug report private.  You may wish to review the bug report in an effort to identify information that you inadvertently included in the bug report and take appropriate remedial action.

Comment 13 Petr Pisar 2015-11-23 14:42:14 UTC
I could not find any sensitive data specific for the host or an user. Thus I'm making the report public again.

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