Solaris 2.1 - /dev/ screwed up - ps broken! (SUMMARY)

From: Chris Barber (
Date: Mon Jan 11 1993 - 18:06:41 CST

I was having a problem with ps giving the following error message:

ps: ftw() failed, operation not applicable

This turned out to be due to the corruption of the symbolic link
/dev/ In order to fix it, I had to remove the corrupted file
and create a new one pointing to /dev/term/b. When I first tried to
fix it, I mv'ed the old link to /dev/ but had to actually
remove the file entirely for the fix to work.

The guy that I spoke with at Sun did not know why ps would be looking
at /dev/

Thanks to those that responded!

- Chris

Christopher Barber

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