Subject: Re: getty repeating too quickly error
To: Kees Stravers <email@example.com>
From: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/02/1997 20:18:31
On Sun, 2 Feb 1997, Kees Stravers wrote:
> A strange error happened when I tried to add a DHV-11 8 port serial card
> to my MicroVAX II running NetBSD 1.1. I put the M3104 in, strapped at the
> standard adress, I did ./MAKEDEV dhu0 in /dev and I changed one tty00
> line in the /etc/ttys file, tty00 to ttyS0 and off to on.
> Now when the machine boots, it says just after it changes the runlevel
> from 0to 1:
> vax init: getty repeating too quickly on port /dev/ttyS0, sleeping
> vax init: getty repeating too quickly on port /dev/console, sleeping
I get exactly the same if I try to have more than one getty running on my
uVAX 3600 (running a -current of a few weeks ago). At first I thought it
was the new dl device driver I'd added, but the same happens if I start up
one getty on the console and one on a ttyp?. It only seems to happen if
the gettys are started when init starts; if you add them to /etc/ttys
while it's running and SIGHUP it, it works fine. I can't remember what
signal it is that kills the gettys. I think it may be SIGILL. It also
affects other programs that I run (including halt in one case). I haven't
attempted to track down the bug, since I don't intend to use my extra
serial ports for terminals anyway.
Undergrad Computer Rep, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.