INIT: error reading initrequest - need help!

Mick Ghazey (
Wed, 15 May 1996 12:57:46 +0000

INIT: error reading initrequest

That's the error I get when shutting down the system. An uncountable
number of screens are filled with that error. Occasionally, I can see
other messages but they go by too fast to read.

Also, on startup pidof gives me various error messages. The all seem
to be something like "pidof: can't open /proc/125/cmdline" and
"pidof: can't read /proc/125/stat".

Can anyone make any sense of this or help me find a way to track it

This all started after installing the pre-release kernel. I'm not
using modules but kerneld is enabled. I should also mention that iBCS
complains about running on a different kernel than it was compiled
on. But I don't know where to find the source to iBCS! I can't find
any reference to it in man pages, apropos, etc.