[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#624289: sysvinit-utils: bootlogd fails to start: ioctl TIOCGDEV: invalid argument

arno renevier arno at renevier.net
Wed Apr 27 07:24:53 UTC 2011

Package: sysvinit-utils
Version: 2.88dsf-13.2
Severity: normal

bootlogd fails to start. I investigated with printf-debug, and found that
ioctl(0, TIOCGDEV, &kdev) fails and strerror(errno) is: "Invalid argument".
Also, when removing the ioctl stuff, consolename is correctly found. Why not
continue into the function even if ioctl fails ?

Bootlogd worked fine until 13rd or 14th or 15th of april. And sysvinit-utils
was not upgraded at that time. So, the bug may come from another package.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages sysvinit-utils depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-13  Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libselinux1                   2.0.98-1   SELinux runtime shared libraries

sysvinit-utils recommends no packages.

Versions of packages sysvinit-utils suggests:
pn  sash                          <none>     (no description available)

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