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Re: [debian-knoppix] Problem with MySQL respawning gettys to fast

Moin Christian!
Christian Perle schrieb am Saturday, den 23. November 2002:

> > Did a hard drive install from KNOPPIX_V3.1-08-11-2002-EN that's been apt-get
> > update/upgraded. Things look very good, except that it gets into a situation
> > where gettys 2 and 6 get shut down for repeated 5 minute periods by init for
> > "respawning too fast". Once gettys 2 is down, can't start X either.
> Because Knoppix is a mixture of Debian Woody and testing/unstable, the
> results of apt-get update/upgrade are quite unpredictable. I am not a
> Debian guru, but I think mixing different releases _can_ cause problems.
> Eduard?

I would like to see the inittab file. The problem you describe are known
from some non-i386 users where some hardware specific bug appeared that

Compre this with lines in your inittab.

# Format:
#  <id>:<runlevels>:<action>:<process>
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6

Besides the hardware issues (happens also on i386 with cheap/broken
memory or crazy BIOS versions, driving RAM in a wrong mode), there are
random glithces that appear in the combination with modern kernels that
are compiled with optimisations for a certain CPU type. I have seen this
problem once (init did not want to spawn any getty), but cannot
reproduce it now.

If you have some ambitions of making it work, help the maintainer.
Report it with as much info as possible. Unfortunately, I do not know
how to "strace" the init process but the maitnainer may tell you more.

Laßt euch nichts antun, außer was gutes. (chin. Sprichwort)
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