[techtalk] tty lockup

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Fri Mar 9 10:16:25 EST 2001

On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 08:00:39AM -0600, ktb wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 08:09:01AM -0500, David Merrill wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I was running red-carpet and it ate up ALL my available ram. I killed
> > it. Now I can get no responsiveness at the console. I am logged in
> > from another machine right now so I can send this mail.
> > 
> > I suspect that the oom condition caused Linux to kill (somewhat)
> > random processes, and one of them was my tty (mgetty?) Am I on track
> > or way off base?
> > 
> > Any tips on how to fix this?
> > 
> What is red-carpet first of all.  I've heard people mention this but
> haven't found a url.  Searched freshmeat etc.  

It's Ximian's new update agent. Works very much like dselect. I know
the debian folks have been planning an update to dselect, but it seems
Ximian has beat them to it. And it supports both rpm and deb packages.
It is pretty cool, but still in beta and rough around the edges.

> If you are logged into the machine in question from one of your other
> computers, reboot it.

And lose all my uptime? Never, I say, Never!

*mutters* might as well run windoze...

Dr. David C. Merrill                     http://www.lupercalia.net
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