rmdev: Method error 0514-062 "...device is busy"
Posted on 1998-07-13
I am trying to remove a tty and free up a port on our system (AIX 3.25) by using rmdev (rmdev -d -l tty17) and I am receiving the following error:
Method error "(/etc/methods/ucfgtty): 0514-062 Cannot perform the requested function because the specified device is busy."
I have checked the processes on the device with 'ps -ef | grep tty17' and found only two root processes running:
"/etc/getty/dev/tty17" and "grep tty17" which are related I think to my ps -ef call.
What I am wondering is what are the steps to removing this tty? I know that it is still in the 'available' state, but I can not figure out how to change it to either the 'defined' or 'stopped' state.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!