Re: Interesting error...

Richard Gooch (Richard.Gooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 14:23:36 +1000

William Stearns writes:
> 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.

OK, this is good (for me:-), as it indicates there isn't a problem
with devfs itself.

> I'm _really_ looking forward to seeing it in 2.3 so I can have 17
> scsi disks on my laptop... ;-)

Erk! I hope those discs are for a base station! It would be fun
carting them around.

> I haven't seen the original poster's message yet... hope this is
> useful.

Well, the original message is over a week old. I've just been slack.



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