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From: Benedikt Boehm (hollow_at_gentoo.org)
Date: Tue 26 Apr 2005 - 06:21:44 BST

On Tuesday 26 April 2005 02:41, Michal Ludvig wrote:
> Hi all,
> I observe a strange behaviour with SL92/x86 (SuSE Linux 9.2) vserver
> running on SL92/amd64 host with and util-vserver
> 0.30.204 (linked with dietlibc 0.28).
> When starting up the vserver in 'sysv' mode, everything works just fine
> except that I can't reboot it from inside of the vserver. Reboot fails
> with:
> ~# reboot
> init: timeout opening/writing control channel /dev/initctl
> So I changed the init method to 'plain' and did 'vserver popelka start'.
> The host came up in the background, but immediately my keyboard in X
> (xorg-x11-6.8.1/amd64) died

I can confirm this, the plain init style causes exact the same error, and it
doesn't matter where the vserver wa started, i tried, Konsole, the Terminal
on Alt+F1, a screen session, ssh session.. the keyboard always died.

> and load came up to 1.00 because the 'X'
> process ended up eating all the CPU time. Everything else worked - I
> could use the mouse to exit X and logged in again and it worked fine
> until I did reboot from inside of the vserver. Now it succeeded, but as
> soon as the host was about to come up after reboot the keyboard died again.
> Has anyone else seen this behaviour? I suspect the SuSE init or one of
> the initscripts run *something* that breaks X/keyboard. N.b. from text
> console it works with no problems.

No success until now finding out why it dies...

> Is there anyting I should try to avoid this? Or is there any way to
> allow reboot from inside of the vserver without having 'init' process
> running?
> Thanks!
> Michal Ludvig
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