Re: wtmp problem
At 09:12 PM 26/04/97 +0200, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
>I don't think so. I've seen this behaviour before. The wtmp code
>didn't change between 2.69 and 2.70 - the utmp code did (but very
>slightly, and I still can't find anything wrong with it). Anyway for
>2.71 the new code will be used for utmp in init.
>But that won't solve this problem. I think it's just the fact that
>his /var/log/wtmp file is corrupt ie. not a multiple of sizeof(struct utmp).
>There are some rogue programs out there that do not write the 56 bytes
>of the current struct utmp atomically, I think.
>Just truncate the wtmp file with cp /dev/null /var/log/wtmp and it
>will start working again.
Hmmmm - if the code doesn't change then can you explain this:- I just
installed 2.70-1 and started getting corruption on my dialin serial ports.
I go back to 2.69-1 and it's fine - no resetting of the log files, nothing.
If there's something else I can try (yes, I've been through resetting
wtmp/utmp back in March when I first reported it to debian-devel) please
enlighten me :-)
I run mgetty for the dialin lines, I hooked up a vt100 terminal to a serial
port on a different machine with 2.70-1 and used plain getty (well, really
agetty in disguise) and found the exact same thing - if I downgrade, it
works a treat.
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