re-exec init hang - more info

jford jford at
Thu Nov 20 12:58:55 UTC 2003

On Tuesday 18 November 2003 11:40 am, jford wrote:
> I leave my system on all night. Since upgrading to FC1, every few days
> when I get up, the system is frozen - screensaver is updating the
> display but there is no response to anything short of the reset
> switch.
> The only thing I have found in the log files is cron entries 
> indicating that everything went fine up until for example 4 am, then 
> nothing, and an entry in the system log files at that time indicating   
>         desktop init: Trying to re-exec init

Apparently, the last thing my system does each day is run the
cron.daily stuff - something in there causes the problem. I have
executed each script there manually, and they all seem to run
fine. Last night I emptied cron.daily. This morning everything
was fine, no hanging system.

In mail to root (from yesterday, when the system was hung up
in the morning) I find the entries:
  Trying to re-exec init
  open(/dev/pts/0): No such file or directory (repeated 5 times)

Obviously my system is telling me what's wrong. Anyone out
there able to translate?

Jim Ford

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