getty repeating to quickly
ken at allenmyland.com
Fri Feb 17 06:01:26 PST 2006
> I've got a box running 6.0-RELEASE. I'm trying to hook serial
> consoles in to it, and have set up /etc/ttys and /boot/device.hints to
> allow me to do this. Yet, in /var/log/messages i keep seeing this error:
> "Init: getty repeating to quickly on port /dev/ttyd0, sleeping 30 secs"
> This is a repeating msg and i never get my serial console. I've
> confirmed that the port is showing up via dmesg, the system's bios has
> it on the correct i/o address and irq, and the pnp option is turned off.
> Any ideas?
I'm not sure what the problem is, but I believe the message means that
getty is starting, immediately crashing, and then respawning, over and
over. The OS then throttles that process to avoid consuming too many
I got the same error when I was trying to get mgetty to work with PPP.
After I fixed my configuration problems, the problem went away.
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