The server was rebooted with 'shutdown -h now', powered down, and then later restarted.
I've since noticed that cron didn't restart, which is odd, but fixable, but more importantly, when I run ps, it spits out 'ps: warning: /var/run/dev.db: No such file or directory' (although, as far as I can tell, the output is perfectly reasonable).
I'm wondering if one is a symptom of the other. In any event, /var/run/dev.db is most certainly not there.
I guess I could reboot the server tonight, but I'm not sure that that will fix it, as I don't understand the cause. I've searched the archives a bit, and the best thread I could find dated from 1997, and suggested that it could be due to an unclean shutdown, which is definitely not the case here.
I'm running FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE, where stable is defined as being what it was around June 2003.
I'd be grateful for any pointers you might have.
Thanks, David -- Commercial OS breeds commerce, whereas free OS breeds freedom, the only thing more dangerous and confusing than commerce. -- Michael R. Jinks, redhat-list, circa 1997
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