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hwinfo hangs on "braille.4.1: alva read data" when serial getty is active

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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Suppport Pack 3


hwinfo rpm version 8.103-0.1
On a system that has "S0:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 ttyS0 vt102" in
/etc/inittab, "hwinfo" just seems to hang during "braille.4.1: alva read data".
accoring to strace, the last syscall is a "read(3, " where "3" was opened as
"open("/dev/ttyS0", O_RDWR|O_NOCTTY)".


This has been fixed in hwinfo 8.103-0.1 with a build date in Aug. 2007.


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  • Document ID:3388684
  • Creation Date:13-AUG-07
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
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