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Re: open fifo xxx: No such device or address

From: Alvaro Martínez
Subject: Re: open fifo xxx: No such device or address
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 21:51:59 -0300

Thanks for your help!
Since the whole root is over NFS, it is not possible that the FS is mounted as nodev, otherwise the device files inside /dev wouldn't work.
But I created a mount point to hold screen fifos, and it worked flawlessly.
It never occurred to me to try that, it was the simplest possible solution knowing the problem must had been in the change to NFS.

2013/5/13 James Cloos <address@hidden>
>>>>> "AM" == Alvaro Martínez <address@hidden> writes:

AM> Every time I try to start screen, I receive the error
AM> "open fifo /home/alvaro/.screen/698.pts-1.slackberry: No such device or
AM> address"

What does:

    :; mount | grep ' / '


It is possible that it is mounted with something like nodev.

Does the /home/alvaro/.screen directory exist?

To avoid the issue entirely, you could mount a tmpfs or ramfs at
${HOME}/.screen to keep the fifo local.  As a side benefit you won't
have any stale fifos to clean up after any crashes. :-/

Or specify a different home for screen files, under a local filesystem.

James Cloos <address@hidden>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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