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select: forever wait

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Tue Jan 24 16:38:36 1995 )

From: crag@serial.io.com (Crag@JHM)
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 15:01:35 -0600 (CST)

The message select: forever wait happens when the textdump finishes loading, $sys.startup has
 been called (whether it exists or not), and the heartbeat has not been set. This most commonly
 happened to me when I somehow trashed the textdump resulting in a nil binary directory (one
 file, 'clean' contains the version of the binary and the rest are empty). I do not know how
 the binary db gets trashed but I never started reliably from a binary db after version 0.10.3.

The select line is from (I think) net.c where there is a function to wait for an event. Possible
 events are io coming in and the heartbeat.

This information should be available either in the FAQ, the manual or both.