MP access


MP access



when we connect to MP

then select CO to go to console we get:


error INIT respawning too rapidly


and we do not get a login screen.


we tried crtla to move to different vpars but the same issue

we reset the MP with no luck


Any suggestions?


Thanks in advance.

Honored Contributor

Re: MP access

Check your /etc/inittab: there might be an error in one of the lines.

If you don't know what to do, please show the output of this command:

diff -c /usr/newconfig/etc/inittab /etc/inittab


The "respawning too rapidly" error message should include the identifier of the inittab "respawn" line that is respawning too rapidly. Did you miss a word in that error message?


The message means the "init" process is detecting that some process that is started via /etc/inittab keeps dying almost immediately. In order to not waste CPU resources, init stops restarting it for a certain time, usually 5 minutes.


Try waiting 5 minutes or slightly more while logged into the MP and in the CO mode, and see what happens.

If there is a local console connected, a stuck key on that might do this.

Acclaimed Contributor

Re: MP access

This is OS output to the console, NOT related to a MP problem.

Go to the system and check


to find out what startup script is producing the message.

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