watch(8) stuck in devdrn

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 1 00:03:19 UTC 2007


On Thu, 31 May 2007, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:

> On 2007-05-31 18:38, Robert Watson <rwatson at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> I was using watch(8) this afternoon, and on trying to quit, ran into this:
>>
>>   peppercorn:~> ps axl | grep watch
>>     0 14200 14194   0  -8  0  3416  1056 devdrn D     p2-   0:00.01 watch -W tt
>>
>> It was running on a pty, but the target tty was ttyv1.
>
> If you have kern.pts.enable=1 you may have to use:
> http://hg.hellug.gr/freebsd/src-keramida/file/944ac3982de1/pty-devdrn
>
> Without this patch and kern.pts.enable=1 all ptys seem to get stuck in 
> devdrn on process exit.  AFAIK, Kostik Belousov and Tor Egge know this and 
> are already working on a fix:

I'm not using pts.enable on this box.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge


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