mgetty doesn't respawn correctly
Posted on 1998-09-22
I'm using mgetty version 1.1.17-Aug07 on Redhat 5.1. (kernel 2.0.35) and I'm having trouble with mgetty answering the phone.
I have the following line in my /etc/inittab file:
S2:2345:respawn:/usr/local/sbin/mgetty -D ttyS2
And it answers fine for awhile and then just doesn't answer anymore until I reboot. Example: I can call it right off the bat from a clean boot and hang up and then call back just fine. However when I try back later that day (or night) it doesn't answer the phone.
It still appears in the process table, but it doesn't answer the phone.
Where should I look for trying to trace this problem? Log files?
Thanks in advance.