Re: INIT: error reading initrequest - need help!

Andrew E. Mileski (
Wed, 15 May 1996 16:20:06 -0400 (EDT)

You need to upgrade your init package - you have the initctl pipe bug.

> 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
> down?
> 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.
> Thanks
> Mick

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Project