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bash 4.4 messed up input with certain background processes


From: Grisha Levit
Subject: bash 4.4 messed up input with certain background processes
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:39:10 -0400

The observed condition is input getting split between the shell and the background process. I couldn’t figure out what the general case is to trigger this, but I can observe it when an ssh process with an open unix socket is placed in the background.

Below is my recipe to reproduce. First step is to create an SSH “master” connection, which creates a socket and runs in the background. This can be done in a separate shell.

The step that triggers the issue is to start an ssh process that connects to that socket, and then put that in the background.

# set up control master

mkdir -p ~/.ssh/sockets
chmod 0600 ~/.ssh/sockets

ssh -Nf -o 'ControlMaster=auto' \
    -o 'ControlPath=~/.ssh/sockets/address@hidden:%p' \
    -o 'ControlPersist=600' \
    localhost
# start an ssh session that uses the above socket and put it in the background

ssh -o 'ControlMaster=auto' \
    -o 'ControlPath=~/.ssh/sockets/address@hidden:%p' \
    localhost 'read -d0; echo; echo "read: $REPLY"' &

# type in 1234567890000

Produces output like:

bash-4.4$ ssh -o 'ControlMaster=auto' -o 'ControlPath=~/.ssh/sockets/address@hidden:%p' localhost 'read -d0; echo; echo $REPLY' &
[1] 26868
bash-4.4$ 1346800
read: 2579
^C
[1]+  Done                    ssh -o 'ControlMaster=auto' -o 'ControlPath=~/.ssh/sockets/address@hidden:%p' localhost 'read -d0; echo; echo $REPLY'
bash-4.4$

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