Problems with syslogd under 5.2-RELEASE

Josef Karthauser joe at
Mon Jan 12 04:46:01 PST 2004

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 11:36:43AM +0000, David Malone wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 11:30:40AM +0000, Josef Karthauser wrote:
> > If I kill and restart syslogd by hand I get:
> > 
> >     # /usr/sbin/syslogd -s
> >     syslogd: timed out waiting for child
> > 
> > Is this a known problem?  Is there a workaround?
> Is your console in some wird state? (XOFF, scroll-lock-on, ...)
> There have been reports of problems like this before, but they've
> been hard to pin point.

Maybe, I'm running a serial console on this machine, and I changed over
to it at the same time as the problems began (at the same time I
upgraded to 5.2).  The serial console is a remote serial port connected
to a Cisco box.

Josef Karthauser (joe at
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