Re: kernel messages: fork

Curtis D. Levin (
Sat, 23 Nov 1996 17:27:21 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 23 Nov 1996, Gustavo A. Lozano wrote:
> Nov 23 10:44:48 olafo inetd[64]: fork: Try again
> Nov 23 10:45:05 olafo last message repeated 2 times
> Gustavo

Forking is a process switching to a background run. It splits from the
terminal, and forks into the background. What you might do is reinstall
the swap partition with mkswap -c /dev/hda1 SizeM or whatever. Then use
the swapon command to reactivat it. You might need to use swapoff before
trying to use mkswap, if the partition is still active. It happens
sometimes, swap partitions that are used alot can get corrupt pages... if
it still doesn't work, format the swap partition with bad block checking.
Usually it'll mark off areas that can no longer be used. ttyl.

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