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Re: [sysvinit-devel] init hangs on select()

From: Dr. Werner Fink
Subject: Re: [sysvinit-devel] init hangs on select()
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:32:04 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 01:33:45PM -0700, Jason wrote:
> I went from kernel to 2.6.37 and init hangs before
> switching to run level 3.  It executes all initial system scripts
> via "rc sysinit" at sysinit runlevel but never switches to run level
> 3 which is my initdefault.  This was first seen with sysvinit-2.86
> so I upgraded to sysvinit-2.88dsf and still I have the same issue.
> I then enabled debug and added my own debug statements and found
> that it's hanging on select() inside check_init_fifo().  Why would
> select() hang when it has a five second timeout set?
> Kernels and work fine.  Kernels,
> 2.6.37, 2.6.38-rc1 all have the init hang issue.
> I am compiling init on a system so I don't know if that is
> an issue or not.  The system has gcc 4.0.1 and glibc-2.3.5.  Is
> there a requirement to have glibc compiled against newer kernel
> headers?

IMHO this could be also a kernel problem. On the other hand
here we have 2.6.37 around with glibc 2.11.3 in this does boot
with sysvinit 2.88dsf all conmpiled with gcc 4.5.1


System V style init programs -

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