Ssh fails after IPFire has been up for an extended period

I rebooted 4 days ago but I do not know how long before it fails.

ssh -p222

Connection reset by port 222

This happens after this message appears and is repeated constantly until the next reboot when ssh again works.
INIT: cannot execute “/sbin/agetty”
(Repeated 11 times)
INIT: “id 1” respawning too fast : disabled for 5 minutes