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Show INIT: command is respawning too rapidly after server reboot

Hatayan
Occasional Contributor

Show INIT: command is respawning too rapidly after server reboot

I rebooted the server and recieved this error message:

>>INIT: command is respawning too rapidly
>>Will try again in 5 minutes
>>check for possible errors
>>id:ems4 "/etc/opt/resmon/lbin/p_client"

>>INIT: command is respawning too rapidly
>>Will try again in 5 minutes
>>check for possible errors
>>id:samd "usr/sam/lbin/samd #system mgmt daemon"

Thank you for any help...I am sure it will help me out. Thanks!
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Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Show INIT: command is respawning too rapidly after server reboot

Hi,

hope you need to bring the server to single user-mode

to bring the server to single user-mode you need schedule down-time to go Single user-mode pls follow has below

# shutdown -r -y now

Interrupt the boot process at the console at the 10 second prompt

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hpux -is

mount -a
cp -p /etc/inittab /etc/inittab.backup
vi /etc/inittab

If you are in run-level3 please follow the below steps directly

cp -p /etc/inittab /etc/inittab.backup
vi /etc/inittab

Comment out the line that is firing up the getty console.

Use Sam to properly configure a getty top run

Rgds,
Johnson
Problems are common to all, but attitude makes the difference
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Show INIT: command is respawning too rapidly after server reboot

Johnson: hope you need to bring the server to single user-mode

I'm not sure why you think you need to reboot?
But you do mention: If you are in run-level3 ...

init(1m) says you just edit /etc/inittab and start up init again.

>Comment out the line that is firing up the getty console.

I just see ems4 and samd??
SKR_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Show INIT: command is respawning too rapidly after server reboot

you can comment the below line in /etc/inittab and take the reboot.

#cons:123456:respawn:/usr/sbin/getty console console # system console

Thanks

SKR
Kanjii
Frequent Visitor

Re: Show INIT: command is respawning too rapidly after server reboot

If the system won't initialise - and it's in SINGLE USER mode, then there is no "vi" command!  When these forums say "type mount -a" guess what command doesn't work if '/usr' isn't mounted?!

 

 

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Show INIT: command is respawning too rapidly after server reboot

>guess what command doesn't work if '/usr' isn't mounted?

 

There should be a version in /sbin/.  There is also mountall(1m) there.