Missing /dev/null after few min

Matthias Gamsjäger mgamsjager at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 12:09:53 PDT 2008

The guilty package seems the be gnash.

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 5:32 PM, Lowell Gilbert <
freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:

> "Matthias Gamsjäger" <mgamsjager at gmail.com> writes:
> > I'm running freebsd for couple of years now and never had really big
> > problems but this one I can't solve on my own. Running releng 7 for 6
> months
> > now but recently after running X for like 10min the systems is missing
> > /dev/null. So you can imaging that most programs start complaining about
> it.
> > Right now I recreate it with mknod /dev/null c 1 3 but that's not a real
> > solution because it starts to disappear again after few minutes.
> > I'm for 99% sure it's not freebsd problem but more a application problem
> but
> > I wonder if anyone ran into the same trouble after upgrading xyz port?
> Or
> > even better has a solution for it?
> Yep, something is deleting it.
> Something with permissions to delete it, which shouldn't be many
> things. First make sure that it has the correct permissions, then
> check what's running as root.
> You might be able to find a process that has a file handle open on
> /dev/null or even on /dev itself, but I'd consider that a long shot.

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