Re: Interesting error...

William Stearns (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 00:14:10 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Richard Gooch wrote:

> writes:
> > 2.1.111 pre-1 with devfs-v45 patch...
> > Warning: dev (03:04) tty->count(0) != #fd's(1) in do_tty_hangup I'm
> > not quite sure what triggered that--could have been someone trying
> > to spawn a shell in ytalk or someone telnetting in...
> I seem to recall seeing similar reports a long time ago (before
> devfs). I presume this doesn't happen frequently? Can you verify that
> it only happens with devfs (this could take a long time)?

I (rarely) see this exiting midnight commander.
Jul 25 19:15:29 sparrow kernel: Warning: dev (03:04) tty->count(0) !=
#fd's(1) in do_tty_hangup
I was running 2.1.111 (final) at the time, unsure if I was
running X or not; I probably was.
My system does not currently use devfs or have it even patched in.
So many fun patches, so little time.
I'm _really_ looking forward to seeing it in 2.3 so I can have 17
scsi disks on my laptop... ;-)
I haven't seen the original poster's message yet... hope this is
- Bill

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are. And sometimes even best friends have fights.
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