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Giving error like"INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins

Vinay GM
Occasional Contributor

Giving error like"INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins

Hi all,

I have installed Hp-ux 11iv1. and i have tunned maxswapchunks file.. after getting restart.. i am geting this error "INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins"

couldnt able to do anything bcoz as soon as i log in to the server it is prompting this error.. can somebody help me on this.. pls..

Regards
Vinay
vinay787@gmail.com
5 REPLIES
Nido
Trusted Contributor

Re: Giving error like"INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins

Hi Vinay,

>>>> "INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins"

This message doesn't really explain the cause of the problem.
I would say to restart your machine in Single user mode and see if you can find any error message in syslog.log.

Check the time-stamp of the /etc/inittab and see if any modification performed. Else try copy the /etc/inittab file from other machine.


Thanks,
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Jozef_Novak
Respected Contributor

Re: Giving error like"INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins

Hello,

when this message is displayed on the system console, there should be also the name of the process that is causing this right below it. It should be a process that is run from /etc/inittab with respawn command and for some reason it terminates too often.

Post more info in order to get more assistance.

J.
avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Giving error like"INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins

I found something like below from one of similar thread, you may try out this in single user mode, or if you can get command prompt in normal mode.

edit /etc/inittab
find p_client
change respawn to off
save the file
and issue
init -q

After you find and fix the problem.
edit inittab and change off back to respawn
and issue
init -q

thanks,
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Giving error like"INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins

Shalom,

Wow Vinay, your a server!

/etc/inittab has changes to it that are causing this problem or has become corrupted. Restore it from a backup or another system.

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TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: Giving error like"INIT:command is respawning too rapidly.. will try again in 5 mins

The samx entry in inittab may be the cause of this. Usually this happens when you have just installed the server but have not setup the network and/or name resolution yet.