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Posted on 2013-11-12
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Too often (annoying on console) we get this message appear:
INIT: Id "sy" respawning too fast... exiting... exiting... exiting... disabled for 5 minutes

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The system is Debian 6 (x86),
I understand it's caused by an issue in udev but am unsure how to fix it.
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Are you running X? This indicates X-Server crashed and attempts to restart faster than the system can handle.

Take a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log or /var/log/messages.
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Oddly, no. CLI only. I'll check the runlevel though.
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Is this new installation?  Verify the inittab is intact as well.
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No, it's been running for a while.
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in /etc/inittab start looking for the sy tagged line.
Check what is started there and go from there.

Check the logs for that program ....
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Anything?

Take a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log or /var/log/messages.
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noci: Yep - it's a syslog script that runs as part of the main installed package we use causing it to go nuts.
Thank you!
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