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Bug 103822 - sysvinit-2.86-r1, serial console and missing output
Summary: sysvinit-2.86-r1, serial console and missing output
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] baselayout (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-08-26 05:57 UTC by Andrej Filipcic
Modified: 2005-08-30 07:38 UTC (History)
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Description Andrej Filipcic 2005-08-26 05:57:00 UTC
init from sysvinit-2.86-r1 has problems with serial console. On some systems
(proliant DL145), there are several lines skipped in console log. After first 
init call, messages reappear after coldplug. After entering run-level 3,
everything is skipped until agetty is spawned.

The solution was to use a static flag for sysvinit compilation, which fixes the
problem. However, the INIT line and first log line are on the same output line.

There was no such problem with Tyan motherboards. DL145 has IPMI access enabled
on the serial port.

Here is emerge --info output

Portage (default-linux/amd64/2005.0, gcc-3.4.4, glibc-2.3.5-r1,
2.6.12-gentoo-r9 x86_64)
System uname: 2.6.12-gentoo-r9 x86_64 AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 244
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.13
distcc 2.18.3 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [disabled]
dev-lang/python:     2.4.1-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.12
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r7
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.18-r1
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r2
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config
/usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/web2c /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoconfig distlocks sandbox sfperms strict"
USE="amd64 X Xaw3d a52 aac aalib accessibility accounting acl alsa apache2
athena atlas avi bash-completion berkdb bidi bitmap-fonts blas bonobo cdparanoia
crypt cups dbm dga dts dvd dvdr edl eds emacs emacs-w3 encode esd fam fame
fastcgi fbcon festival ffmpeg font-server foomaticdb fortran gcj gd gdbm gif
gimpprint gmp gnome gnuplot gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 imagemagick imap imlib innodb
ipv6 irda ithreads jack java joystick jpeg kde kerberos krb4 ldap libcaca
libclamav libwww lirc live lzo lzw lzw-tiff matroska mbox mime motif mozsvg mp3
mpeg mule mysql mysqli nagios-dns nagios-ntp nagios-ping nas ncurses network nls
nptl nvidia objc odbc opengl pam pam_console pcmcia pcre pda pdflib perl
perlsuid png posix postgres postgresql povray python qt quicktime quotas
readline rtc samba sasl sdl session smime snmp sox spell ssl svg tcltk tcpd
tetex tga theora threads tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts unicode usb
v4l v4l2 vhosts webdav xanim xfs xine xinerama xml2 xmms xpm xscreensaver xv
xvid xvmc zlib userland_GNU kernel_linux elibc_glibc"
Comment 1 Andrej Filipcic 2005-08-26 06:29:31 UTC
Well, it seems the solution did not work. Several reboots show that this behaviour
is quite random. Messages are sometimes there, sometimes missing. Any idea what
could cause this problem?
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-08-26 06:53:24 UTC
my guess is crappy serial connection

what buad are you running it at ?  try dropping it to lower values
Comment 3 Andrej Filipcic 2005-08-26 07:04:17 UTC
I am using 19200. I will try with 9600. Anyway, there are no problems with
login and using the console after boot. suse 9.3 also apears to work without
Comment 4 Andrej Filipcic 2005-08-30 07:38:39 UTC
HP DL145 serial interface seems too buggy to be used. Anyway, using IPMI serial
redirection to ethernet managment port works OK.