Old errormessages

Posted in Humor, IT at 13:13 by Borniet

In an old copy of the Newsletter of the European UNIX User Group (Vol.
7, No 1, 1987) I found a list of error-messages, compiled by Nick Stoughton
E       2.718…
E2BRUTUS        Init killed by an adopted child
E2MANY  Too many error codes
E423    Addictive overflow
E       Obscene kludge in program
E=MC2+1 Illegal units conversion
E?      DMR system error
EACDC   Wrong type of socket
EAGLE   Disk full
EAR     Please repeat question
EASTER  Autoreboot in 3 days
EASY    Cray doing an infinite loop
EAT     Data file munched
EAT     The Computer is going down
EAT     You have been hacking too long, time to …
EATME   Cannot mount face
EATME   request bytes
EATT    Legal fees exhausted
EATT    Running Sys 5
EATTABOY        Nice try - try again
EBAD    Bad error (not good). Naughty Naughty.
EBADDOG Pointer on carpet
EBADMUSIC       Warning - muzak playing
EBADTASTE       Compiling an operating system written in PASCAL
EBANKRUPT       Out of cache
EBAPTIST        Busy hands are happy hands
EBB     Data flow reversal
EBCDIC  Dialect unknown
EBCDIC  Non ascii stream
EBCDIC  Non portable character comparison
EBEFOREI        invalid syntax
EBSD    Running BSD
EBSD    Your tape will be shipped real soon now, we promise
EBUNNY  Multi-hop access attempt
EC00Y   JCL error
ECHAOTIC        Chaotic or random error
ECHERNOBYL      Broken pipe
ECHERNOBYL      Connection melted
ECHIROPRACT     Disk problem
ECHO    Duplicate argument found
ECIA    You’re not allowed to know
ECLAMUP Shell Quit
ECONF   Too many sessions
ECONSTIPATED    Operation would block
ECRAY   Program exitect before run
ECREAT  Missing vowel
ECROSSDRESSING  Violation of strong typing
ECRUFT  Bit rot in program
ECRUSADE        Religious error (SVRn)
ECT     Addressing, I/O, Wrong Command etc
EDDIE   Thank you for making a simple error-code generator very happy…
EDFS    Not a tty
EDINGDONG       The daemon is dead
EDMR    A host is a host from coast to coast, and no-one can talk
EDOOFS  Beating dead horse
EDOOFS  Overload
EDOWHAT Operation unknown in Texas
EDRANO  Sync failure
EDROUGHT        Stream failed
EE      Stoned EE grad student code found
EE6NONE Kernel non-existant
EEC     Common Market - no parity
EECHOO  Bless you
EECK    Mice in machine room
EECS    Invalid department
EECUMMINGS      Case Translator Finished
EEE     Center of terrorist activity
EEEEEEEE        Infinite loop in program
EEEEEEEEEE      Speaker too close to microphone
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE   Infinite loop detected
EEK     Dead mouse
EEMILYPOST      Wrong fork
EERYMEENYMINYMOE        Scheduler can’t decide which process to run…
EFAULT  Earthquake
EFGHIJ  Long time no C
EFIXED  No children
EFLAT   File system needs tuning
EFLAT   String out of range
EFLOOD  Overflow in stream
EFORK   Routing table full
EFORK   Too many forks
EFREETRADE      Setquota failure
EGAD    Got another dump
EGAD    Surely you jest
EGADS   Sudden realisation were running VMS
EGADS   The system is astounded
EGGONYOURFACE   Memory fault: core dumped
EGOAWAY System is busy now
EGODOT  Endless wait
EGODS   Too many Baptists
EGOEDEL Maths Argument Undecided
EGOOD   Good error (everyone should make(1) one)
EGREP   String not found
EH      Canadian user error
EH      Say what?
EHEADACHE       Connection request denied
EHEADACHE       Dual processors not tightly coupled
EHTRAP  Hack …
EIA     Standardization violation
EIBM    User error. Fix the problem and recompile
EIEIO   Bug bug here, bug bug there
EIEIO   Farms in Berkeley
EILLEGAL        Illegal error (failable)
EILLITERATE     Can’t read or write
EIMPOLITE       Bad fork
EIMPOTENT       Unable to fork
EINF    Infinite loop
EJIHAD  Religious error (BSD4.x)
EKEN    You are not expected to understand this
EKNOCK  Who s there
ELABORATE       Too tense
ELAPSED Sins undeclared
ELASTICK        Clock needs rewinding
ELAWFUL Lawful error
ELECTROCUTION   Attempt by finger to reach socket
ELECTROLUX      Your code could stand to be cleaned up
ELF     Tolkien ring passing error
ELICIT  Need more input
ELIM    Outside bounds of window
ELUSIVE Invalid pointer
EMACS   Program too large
EMAIL   Junk mail detected
EMAIL   User is too big a flamer
EMARCOS No longer supported
EMEACULPA       System error
EMIRROR Hardware error - see ESMOKE

EMISC   None of the above
EMISS   Record skipped
EMO     Main processor overworked
EMORDOR Name server bound
EMORTAL Can t kti process
EMPOTENT        Pipe too soft
EMRED   A host is a host from coast to coast, and nobody talks…
ENAP    On wrong side of window
ENEEDWINDEX     Unable to do I/O to window
ENIH    There’s a better way to do that
ENIXON  Tape problem
ENOAIR  Read on a full pipe
ENOBOZOS        Stupid request
ENOCH   Race condition
ENOCHICKEN      Serious colonel problem
ENOCONTEST      The judges’ decision is final
ENOCORN Serious kernel problem
ENOCURRENT      Bad socket
ENODICE Error in rand
ENOENO  Musician not found
ENOENO  Too intense
ENOERROR        Just kidding
ENOFLUID        (Cray 2 only) CPU fluid level low
ENOGOOD Invalid system error
ENOH2O  Read on an empty pipe
ENOKISS Buss error
ENOKNOW Definitely hardware or software error
ENOMAAM Missing token
ENOMULTIHOP     You should use NFS not RFS
ENON    No errors. Just kidding
ENONCOGNISCENT  Something is wrong and I won’t tell you what
ENONO   You can’t do that
ENOONE  Both endian
ENOPAPER        Read on an empty file
ENORMOUS        Program too large
ENOSALT Nuke error. core dump
ENOSAUSAGE      Serious link problem
ENOSELECTRIC    Not a typewriter
ENOSTRADAMUS    Predicted result
ENOTATE Not in art gallery
ENOTCOMPLETE    Dial again or ask your operator for assistance
ENOTHEAVY       E’s my brother
ENOTME  Not my fault
ENOTMYFAULT     Some other process generated the error
ENOTONHORSE     Mount failed
ENOUGH  Infinite loop skipped
ENOUGH  No ugly hostnames allowed
ENOUGH  Time limit expired
ENOUGH  Too many errors
ENOUNIX “But that’s not UNIX” (you have invoked a system ca1l…)
ENOVICE Not in Miami
ENOWARP Out of dilithium crystals
ENOWAY  No way to list all these error codes
ENSA    No such error
ENUF    No more errors please
EOOEAA  Invalid hex format
EOOPS   Program lost
EORGY   Mount table full
EOUTOFGAS       Bus error
EOW     Stack fell over
EP&p6   String not null terminated
EPDP8   Obsolete CPU
EPHONEBOOK      Directory does not exist
EPLUNGER        Unable to flush
EPRIVATE        Can t tell you error
EPUBLIC Everyone knows better
EPUN    That s not funny
EPUNT   Now what?
ERABRIT Too many hops
ERASE   Race condition
ERATRAP Female programmer induced bugcheck
EREAlSOONNOW    Feature not yet supported
ERELIGION       A 4.2/SV system call has been issued on a SV/4.2 system
ERG     Requires too much effort
ERROR   ? (the user will know what this means)
ERROR   Error
ERROR   Error in perror
ESALTII Deadlock detected
ESARTE  No exit
ESCAPE  Trap failed
ESCHWA  Extended character set unsupported
ESMOKE  Software error - see EMIRROR
ESMOP   Code not written; lazy programmer
ESP     Error coming soon
ESPLASH Cannot push stream module
ESPOON  Too many forks
ET      Cannot phone home
ET      Phone home
ETATJOES        Commercial implementation error
ETC     Misc. error
ETCOMEH Tbuf fault. Flushing and returning
ETEENAGER       Runaway child process
ETERNAL Attempt to sleep on wchan for which wakeup will never…
ETHER   Try STARLAN instead
ETHIOPIA        Out of resources
ETICKET Failure to stop at signal
ETOOMANY        Too many remote file systems
ETOW    Denver boot (wheel clamp)
ETRAP   Rogue fell into its own trap
ETTY    Is a typewriter
EUNICH  /etc/dev not found
EUNICH  Mount request not possible
EUNUCH  Unable to fork
EUSSR   Usr core destroyed
EUUG    Intercontinental junket
EUUG    Too many groups
EVITA   Don’t cry for me Argentina
EWATERGATE      Extreme tape gap
EWHAT   Unknown error
EWOODY  This LAN is your LAN, this LAN is my LAN…
EWORGET Out of memory
EX      Old version detected
EXORCIST        Cannot remove zombies
EXPORT  Feature restricted outside of the US
EYAWN   Algorithm boring
EYOYO   System about to crash
EYUCK   Are you sure that you wanted to mount that VMS file system…
EYUCK   Pipe backed up
EZ      It would be faster to do operation on paper
EZ      Menu in use
EZBAD   Program erased all source and died
EZMUCH  Funny error (Inexplicable without laughing or giggling)
EZRIDER Irregular machine cycles
EZZZ    Interrupted sleep
EZZZZ   Process asleep
Ep&P6   (null)

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