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Old 08-23-2002
Question rc.log flooded

Hi folks,

its the right forum for me - no clue about UNIX. Unfortunately I'm working with a industrial control system on a HP-UX platform. My problem is that the /etc/rc.log file gets flooded with messages telling me:

EpaSelectSocket[10123]: ERROR [0] fds[0].revents = 8

What does it mean? And do I have a chance to solve the problem? Smilie

Your help is greatly appreciated. Please save my harddisk Smilie

# 2  
Old 08-23-2002
Perhaps someone familiar with your OS can help you with this error.

In the meantime, if your system is getting flooded and your hard disk is in danger simply build a symbolic link that links /dev/null to your /etc/rc.log file. Something like:

ln -sf /dev/null /etc/rc.log

Something like this will save your hard drive while you are looking for the real solution.
# 3  
Old 08-23-2002
Great, lets send it into the nirwana!

yes, I thought about asking the techies @ the supplier, but they all left for better jobs... Smilie

Is there something like the DOS-"autoexec.bat" where to place that command?

# 4  
Old 08-23-2002
You just execute the command from the command line once. It is not necessary to put it in a startup file.

Sometimes the ln -sf (force the symbolic link) does not work as planned and it is necessary to remove the offending file first and then build the symbolic link.
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Old 08-23-2002
HPUX Resources...

You should feel priviledged that Neo answered your post!!!Smilie

I am an HP Admin and I have never seen that error before. Of course I have only been doing UNIX for 5 years.

I do know of a great website. www.itrc.hp.com. It is a resource for HPUX. It has forums and technical white papers.

Also, you can go to www.docs.hp.com for all the Published documents that HP has.

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Old 08-23-2002
The /etc/rc.log logs startup run-commands...
It may be helpful to watch the machine reboot, and see where the errors are as it's coming back up, if possible.

Also, I tried a Google search for "EpaSelectSocket", with 0 hits - you may have to contact the vendor in the case that this is a custom application.
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