Subject: Re: Can someone help me translate this message
To: Ludovic Hirlimann <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/22/2002 15:53:05
In message <>, Ludovic Hirlimann writes:
>Since some time if I do some disk related action I get messages like :
>$ df -k .
>Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
>/dev/sd0a     2031153   157642  1771953     8%    /
>ksh: j_waitj: tcsetpgrp(10, 2970) failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
>What does this mean ? That I have a problem with my disk ?

No -- it's a bug in the tty driver about switching process group 
ownership of the device, as done by shell job control.

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