innd: SERVER cant select Permission denied

Bill Tangren bjt at
Tue Jun 7 13:51:36 UTC 2005

Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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.

Thanks. I'll try that.

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