-bash: /bin/ls: Input/output error

Barton, Christopher cpbarton at uiuc.edu
Fri Jan 3 10:36:01 CST 2003

Netstat listed 7 connections.  Other than forwarding traffic (routing),
the kernel wasn't doing anything at all.

The xinetd errata package was applied, and running.  Ultimately I killed
xinetd, but that didn't help.

On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, Michael Redinger wrote:

> > After running without incident for 10 days or so, my system now enters a
> > strange state each day where new processes cannot be created.  Every
> > command results in the error message "Input/output error".
> Any chance this is RHAT Linux and you didn't apply the latest xinetd 
> Update? See:
> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-196.html
> Even if you did, is xinetd allowing "time" connections?
> Check netstat -an output and check if there are lots of 
> connections in CLOSE_WAIT state.
> See:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=77781
> Michael

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