4.10-RELEASE-p3 i386 problem with /dev/dsp

Ulrich Spoerlein spoerlein at informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de
Tue May 24 12:27:22 PDT 2005

On Mon, 23.05.2005 at 16:10:03 +0200, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
> I have a machine with FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p3 i386 (450MHz P3/Celeron)
> that has been running just fine, but after ~ 120 days something
> happened to /dev/dsp, and I can no longer play mp3s. A restart would
> most probably fix it, but I'd like to know if it's possible to determine
> (and fix) the issue on a running system. Yes, I'm fond of my uptime
> ("up 133 days, 20:04", including an X session), but I'd also like to know if
> this is recoverable or requires the windows-style bandaid.

Back in the days, this used to happen from time to time. Somehow
processes no longer could open /dev/dsp, but no other process had it
open (verified with lsof and fstat).

Looks like you need to reboot ...

Ulrich Spörlein
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Ok, which part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."
didn't you understand?
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