[SRU][Cosmic][Bionic][PATCH v1 0/1] Console got stuck using serial tty after logout

woodrow.shen at canonical.com woodrow.shen at canonical.com
Wed Dec 12 14:13:50 UTC 2018

From: Woodrow Shen <woodrow.shen at canonical.com>

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1808097

The agetty stopped working using serial tty when user logged out, especially if there is a remained process. The agetty failed to open tty device due to serial port used by previous process was not released.

[Test Case]
1. Run background processes from serial console
$ while true; do sleep 10; done &

2. Log out
$ logout

3. Read journal log by journalctl | tail
Jan 28 16:07:01 ubuntu systemd[1]: Stopped Serial Getty on ttyAMA0.
Jan 28 16:07:01 ubuntu systemd[1]: Started Serial Getty on ttyAMA0.
Jan 28 16:07:02 ubuntu agetty[1643]: /dev/ttyAMA0: not a tty

The upstream has a fix since 4.20-rc6, which turns off TTY_IO_ERROR flag if port comes from console. The commit is cherry-picked by


[Regression Potential]
Should be none, and it's regression becoz 4.4 kernel didn't have this case.

Chanho Park (1):
  tty: do not set TTY_IO_ERROR flag if console port

 drivers/tty/tty_port.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


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