Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition) 8/99 Release Notes

init Does Not Recognize Carrier Drop Off From a Serial Display and Therefore Does Not Revert to the Default Console (4191023)

If you lose the carrier, for example, become disconnected from the serial port that is not located on the default console or on an auxiliary console through which you are logged in, and then bring the system to single-user or administrative mode by executing the init command from that port, you must ensure that the carrier is reestablished on that serial port before bringing the system back up. The system then prompts you for a run level to which you want to boot the system (only on the port where the init command was initiated).

Workaround: Reconnect to the serial ports when you lose the carrier before rebooting the system.