Subject: "Stale utmp entry"
To: None <>
From: John F. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 10:45:58
I'm getting a log of stale utmp entries as I log in and out from my
system (NetBSD 1.6E).  Is there something I've probably forgotten to

$ w
10:43AM  up 8 days, 21:58, 17 users, load averages: 0.52, 0.51, 0.50
USER    TTY FROM                     LOGIN@  IDLE WHAT
jfw      co -                       18Aug02  8days xinit /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xin
xxxx     p0 imac                    18Aug02    45 -ksh
yyyy     p1 imac                    18Aug02  2days -ksh
xxxx     p2 imac                    18Aug02    56 -ksh
jfw      p3 :0.0                    18Aug02  8days ksh
jfw      p4 :0.0                    18Aug02  3days ksh
jfw      p5 :0.0                    18Aug02  8days ksh
w: Stale utmp entry: jfw ttyp6
jfw      p6      10:23AM     0 w
jfw      p7 ibook                   Mon08AM  2:12 -ksh
w: Stale utmp entry: jfw ttyp8