1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: [6.1 FEAT] Tool to safety start getty through init - userspace
b. Feature Description
This feature provides a new tool: ttyrun, which safely starts getty programs and prevents re-spawns
through the init program if a terminal is not available. This is very useful when integrated in
inittab/startup since depending on your setup, Linux on System z might or might not provide a
particular terminal or console.
This feature provides the userspace/tool part. There is a dependent inittab/startup part which is
tracked by a different feature request.
2. Feature Details:
Sponsor: LTC zSeries BOE
Architectures: zSeries - 64 native,
Arch Specificity: purely arch specific code
Affects Kernel Modules: Field does not exist
Delivery Mechanism: Backport
Request Type: Package - Feature from IBM
d. Upstream Acceptance: Field does not exist
Sponsor Priority P1
f. Severity: ship issue
IBM Confidential: No
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target:---
3. Business Case
Using this tool will prevent failing re-spawns, which will avoid customer confusion and increase of
system and logging activities.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
John Jarvis firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Hans-Georg Markgraf, email@example.com
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano, firstname.lastname@example.org
this will be part of s390tools/utils and be provided as a backport to existing
RHEL 6.0 version.
Unfortunately through the mirroring this information got lost. I have updated
the component here directly.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-10-04 10:36 EDT-------
Code Upstream Status: Accepted
IBM is signed up to test and provide feedback, setting OtherQA.
Created attachment 463957 [details]
------- Comment on attachment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-12-01 06:51 EDT-------
Summary: ttyrun: run a program if a terminal device is available
Description: Depending on your setup, Linux on System z might or might not
provide a particular terminal or console. ttyrun safely starts
getty programs and prevents respawns through the init program
if a terminal is not available.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=633421 was CLOSED WONTFIX, is there any reason to continue with review of this patch?
------- Comment From email@example.com 2011-01-21 10:39 EDT-------
independent if changes are done or not in upstart (RH BZ 633421), this tool/wrapper is still interesting to have it in s390util in RHEL on System z, so that the customer can use it manually if he has a need for it.
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This bug was included in RHEL 6.1 Beta. Please confirm the status of this request as soon as possible.
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------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2011-04-21 05:08 EDT-------
This is verified on R 6.1 snapshots - set to verified Thx
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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