Subject: Re: messages from init
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/27/2006 10:48:10
On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 14:33:35 +0000 (UTC), (Christos
Zoulas) wrote:

> In article <>,
> Daniel Carosone  <> wrote:
> >-=-=-=-=-=-
> >
> >On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 11:40:59PM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
> >> } Ok, something must be different in my startup code because my init can
> >> } write them... I will look some more.
> >> 
> >>      I saw those as well on an i386 build that I did on Sunday.  I was
> >> short on time, so I din't have a chance to look into it and I don't
> >> have the machine handy.
> >
> >I got something like this go by too on a new laptop freshly installed
> >with current built on Monday (no sysinst, just partition and drop a
> >DESTDIR on).  I haven't investigated yet.
> I added an strerror() to the message so please try with a newer init.
> It might provide more information. Do you have a utmpx file?
I'll rebuild and try that, though it will be later today -- I don't want
to reboot this machine now.  I do indeed have /var/run/utmpx, and it's
updated when, say, I open a new xterm. 

		--Steven M. Bellovin,