Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

Bad file number


Generally this message is a program error, not a usage error.


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Technical Notes

Either a file descriptor refers to no open file, or a read(2)--or a write(2)--request is made to a file that is open only for writing or reading.

The symbolic name for this error is EBADF, errno=9.