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Re: Automatic reinitialization, revisited

cfowler cfowler@outpostsentinel.com
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 04:10:17 -0700 (PDT)

If this is truly the case then it must be a slight tty settings in
FreeBSD.  Maybe you guys would not mind figuring out what is wrong and
sending this list a patch?

On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 14:17, Preston Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 01:12:56AM -0400, Steve Lammert (slammert@panasas.com) wrote:
> > The fortunate thing is that the cards were installed in the machine 
> > which is our Conserver at that site.  Here's the unfortunate thing:  We 
> > can talk to these devices just fine using "tip" and similar tools, but 
> > have (so far) been unable to get Conserver to make use of them.
> > 
> > produces a string of error messages in /var/log/conserver of the form:
> > 
> >     conserver (6804): beta2-5-1: exit(3) [Mon Oct 14 21:51:39 2002]
> >     conserver (6804): beta2-5-1: automatic reinitialization [Mon Oct 14 
> > 21:51:39 2002]
> > 
> > New messages appear once per second, per serial line.  Imagine the spew 
> > if you have 256 of these defined (:-(}
> > 
> > Is anyone out there using a similar setup (Cyclades Ze on FreeBSD?).  If 
> > so, was there any magic involved (e.g. settings in dev/cz/config.h 
> > before recompiling the kernel) in getting the devices to play nice with 
> > the Conserver?  or did it "just work" for you?
>  I couldn't get FreeBSD 4-STABLE to work with conserver on a Cyclades-Z
>  either.
>  We had our conserver system running FreeBSD 3.2 for some time, but I
>  upgraded it to 4-STABLE last month, and ran into exactly the same problem
>  you encountered. Other telecom programs could talk to the Cyclades-Z fine,
>  but not conserver. I checked with the other guys who reported this problem
>  a couple months ago, and nobody'd seemed to have found a solution. (One 
>  of the previous posters is from your site, if I recall..)
>  I wrestled with it for a day or so, but wound up just installing Linux
>  on the aforementioned conserver server. Worked fine, then.  Never tracked
>  down if it was a problem with FreeBSD in general, the cz driver, or 
>  something within conserver. But at least you know it's not just you.
> -- 
>  Preston Smith                                <psmith@physics.purdue.edu>
>  UNIX Analyst                  Purdue University Physics Computer Network
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