Subject: Re: Weirdness after a disk death
To: Valtteri Vuorikoski <email@example.com>
From: Head Anarchy Conquest Knight Esquire of the Realm <greywolf@defender.VAS.viewlogic.com>
Date: 10/10/1995 09:52:16
The thing of "Login incorrect" and "Sorry" looks like something in your
kernel is having difficulty attaching /dev/tty to your console.
#define AUTHOR "firstname.lastname@example.org (Valtteri Vuorikoski)"
* On friday, my 0827 -current kernel died with a panic: bad dir, and
* I let it do sync, which failed (syncing disks... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 [etc]),
* after which it said that it was doing a kernel dump, and then rebooted.
* Afterwards, the superblock on the root partition was gone, and after I
* got the system booted from another disk, most of the root partition turned
* out to be screwed, and some damage to the bigger home partition according
* to fsck. I re-mkfs'ed the root partition because it was causing panics
* even after fsck said there was nothing wrong with it, and after I got
* things reinstalled onto it, the system had developed the following problems:
* - both login and su don't prompt for password. After entering a username
* for an account with a password at the login:-prompt, it just says 'Login
* incorrect' without a password-prompt. su just says 'Sorry'. I've replaced
* my libs, my login binary, my su binary, my getty, my init, my gettytab
* and rebuilt the password dbs and tried a few kernels, but to no avail,
* the same thing still happens. I'm on console, neither getpwuid() nor
* getpass() had any problems in test programs. The terminal type is set
* to vt220.
* - serial ports don't work anymore. When I boot to single-user, they work
* for some time, but then they suddenly stop (before ttyflags is ran, the
* modem has its rts/cts lights on while booting and in single-user. They
* also turn off). Trying to cu -l /dev/tty00 -s 9600 says 'Connected',
* but nothing is getting to the modem, and exiting cu gets it stuck in
* 'exiting' state in ttyout.
* This is NetBSD/mac68k, and before the crash I had it setup pretty much
* similarly, and I'd never seen these problems. The same kernel had been
* running most of the time since 0827.
* (I sent a mail to port-mac68k on friday, but it looks like the
* weekend-long network outage got it)
* 'Good-bye and hello, as always'
#undef AUTHOR /* "email@example.com (Valtteri Vuorikoski)" */
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