bin/68600: vi crashes with "Error: input: Resource temporarily unavailable" randomly

Tim Gustafson tjg at
Fri Jul 2 05:02:15 PDT 2004

>Number:         68600
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       vi crashes with "Error: input: Resource temporarily unavailable" randomly
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 02 11:30:20 GMT 2004
>Originator:     Tim Gustafson
>Release:        FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE i386
MEI Technology Consulting, Inc
System: FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE #6: Mon Jun 7 21:24:05 UTC 2004 root at i386
	When running vi, I randomly get an error message stating "Error: input: Resource temporarily unavailable".
	There seems to be no specific trigger to make this happen.  Some days I can go all day without getting it
	once, other days I get it a dozen times.  Usually, once I start getting it during an SSH session, I will
	keep getting it until I log out and log back in again.  The error is not isolated to editing one particular
	file or folder, and seems to happen on any login account into the machine, not just mine.  The error happens
	usually immediately after pressing a key on the keyboard.  If you type nothing on the keyboard, the program
	will sit idle, and the error does not occur.

	On my system, just run vi a few times and you're likely to reproduce the problem.


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