error on shutdown -r

Posted on 2003-03-14
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I am getting an odd message:

RS/6000, with an Ibm 3151 terminal

error is

INIT: Command is respawning to rapidly.  Check for possible errors
id: pick1 "ap-n pick0 1 -T TTY2"

I also ran the error report from smit and am getting 500+ pages of the same error

identifier   timestamp  T  C Resource_Name   Description
9D30B78E  (this changes)T  S TTY2            Receiver over-run on input

Question by:bckwheat
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ID: 8137457
init is trying to start a process (on TTY2?), but it keeps dying. The entry in /etc/inittab will be set to "respawn", i.e. restart the process if it dies, but if it dies too often, init will give up and report this error.

Check /etc/inittab to find out what the process is (ap-n?) and then find out why it is failing; It's not a problem within AIX, just a warning.

Author Comment

ID: 8137818
basic question.
when you say check /etc/inittab  
How, through smit?

Author Comment

ID: 8138351
basic question.
when you say check /etc/inittab  
How, through smit?
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tfewster earned 80 total points
ID: 8142065
It's a text file, so cat/more/pg are OK to just read it...

Author Comment

ID: 8152880
Thanks for the help.  It was the host terminal for the server and our production software "Pick".


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