innd: SERVER cant select Permission denied

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Jun 7 06:13:18 UTC 2005

Bill Tangren <bjt at> writes:

> I get this error in my news.err file. It is put in there every 10 
> minutes. Does anyone know what causes it?

> Is is a cause for concern?

I would be a little concerned about it, but not too much if the server is
otherwise working fine.  It's very odd, though.  It says that select is
returning -1 and setting the operating system error for permission denied,
which is very strange behavior for select to be having.  However, it
apparently selects just fine and waits for traffic just fine before
failing with that error message.

You can rebuild with -DINND_FIND_BAD_FDS in CFLAGS and you'll then get a
log message identifying *which* file descriptor is having problems, which
would possibly help in tracking it down.

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