Weird error when using VI on FreeBSD-4.x
smckay at internode.on.net
Thu Oct 2 23:52:23 PDT 2003
On Monday, 22nd September 2003, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
>I'm getting this error from time-to-time when using VI under
>Error: input: Resource temporarily unavailable
>Basically, VI just exits/crashes (no core dump).
>The load average is pretty low:
>4:18PM up 10 days, 23:42, 4 users, load averages: 0.13, 0.21, 0.21
>And I don't seem to have any other problems with the system.
>Wondering what this might be, or if it's a known problem, etc.
It's sort-of known. It's been around for a while now, but nobody knows
how to fix it. I've seen it since I upgraded to 4.8 (from 4.5).
As far as I can tell, *sometimes* a read from a pty returns EAGAIN when
it shouldn't. This has happened to me with /bin/cat of stdin (which
was a pty in xterm), so it's nothing to do with VI as such.
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