Subject: Re: FYI, error from 'wall' during 'shutdown' on -current...
To: Gordon Zaft <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/06/2003 13:44:56
[ On Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 10:26:17 (-0700), Gordon Zaft wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: FYI, error from 'wall' during 'shutdown' on -current...
> I saw this same error message on 1.6R doing a shutdown
> from an ssh session (after "su root -").

Seems that there's a device file missing in some recent snapshots due to
a time lag between the update of src/etc/etc.*/MAKEDEV and the changes
in utilities/libraries which require this file.

The weird errors went away after I created it (by copying the new
src/etc/etc.i386/MAKDEDEV to /dev and running "cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV all"
as root):

	$ ls -l /dev/ksyms
	cr--r--r--  1 root  wheel  101, 0 May  5 15:33 /dev/ksyms

This necessity isn't mentioned in the "UPDATING" document either, and as
far as I can tell the "postinstall" script doesn't yet run "MAKEDEV all"
after updating /dev/MAKEDEV, so perhaps it should be mentioned in

								Greg A. Woods

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