“David Gibbs” <email@example.com> wrote in message
Kevin Miller <> firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote:
We have a flakey PC running QNX 4.24, Photon 1.13, TCP/IP of about the
It crashed the other day, so we rebooted it. I telnetted in immediately
after reboot, and tried to run sin and ps. They both returned the error
“text file busy”, and nothing more. Eventually it looked like Fsys
because I started getting “not found” errors from the shell when I tried
My guess is that we have a hardware problem, possibly a bad hard drive.
I’d like to know is what the “text file busy” message really means. Any
would be appreciated.
Did you run a chkfsys after rebooting? Have you tried a dcheck on the
We brought the pc back to the shop, where I ran chkfsys. There appeared to
be nothing substantially wrong; no severe errors turned up, at least. I did
not run dcheck. The system ran perfectly in the shop, even before I ran
chkfsys, and was needed in the field, so we put it back out there. It has
been running ok now for the better part of a day.
The pc runs in a “pit” beneath a tollbooth in Manila, the Philippines, where
it is subject to all sorts of stresses. We re-seated all of the disk drive
cables, cleaned filters, etc., before re-installing, so the root cause may
have been something fairly benign.
In any event, I would still like to know what the “text file busy” message
from sin and ps meant or implied. I would be surprised if it was the result
of a system or application software bug, as we have 140+ identical such
systems in the field right now, and this is the only time that I have
experienced this particular problem.