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Re: interrupted system call when using named pipes on FreeBSD

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: interrupted system call when using named pipes on FreeBSD
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:17:56 -0500
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On 2/4/13 7:30 AM, Lionel Cons wrote:

>> It seems like implementations are buggy enough that bash needs to do
>> something to work around them, but this isn't exactly it.
>> The issue with the proposed patch is that it would make it impossible to
>> interrupt an open using, say, ^C.  There needs to be a check for signals
>> in there somewhere.  I'll fix it.
> Question is whether such buggy platforms like Solaris should be
> supported at all by bash. Oracle refuses to make such patches
> available in/for the public, meaning that the average system will
> suffer from this permanently.

That's a pretty dramatic reaction for something that is, on the whole,
fairly minor.  I can solve the immediate problem with a patch along the
lines of what Mike posted.

Why would I stop supporting bash users who happen to use Solaris because
of this?


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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