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SubjectRe: DEVFS broken?
Lawrence Walton wrote:
> I am not sure how to debug this but it apears that
> in 2.5.3-pre1 and in 2.5.2-dj1 DEVFS is not working.
> It started by terminals hanging and not being able to
> shutdown.
> I went to /dev/ and did a ls, it compleatly hangs that
> terminal and I cannot kill ls.
> I have the devfsd version from debian 1.3.21 .

I run into that inability to shutdown occationally.
There is an easy fix though:

kill -SIGUSR1 1
This is the documented way of dealing with a
remounted /dev. shutdown, init, telinit
work normally after that. Unless there
are other errors of course.

Helge Hafting
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