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Re: [PATCH] Fix hang if $OLDPWD points to inaccessible directory


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix hang if $OLDPWD points to inaccessible directory
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:35:24 -0400
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On 9/28/17 11:14 AM, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:

> This patch would revert the change introduced in:
>   
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/bash.git/commit/?h=devel&id=e6f5e0c858b7c0839d346d7d55e56894648c5a33
> 
> Which was prompted by the following bug report from John Wiersba:
>   https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2015-11/msg00115.html
> 
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but a hanged sshfs mount will cause many more
> issues, not only with OLDPWD.

This is all correct.  The change was introduced for a reason, and
accommodating a rare occurrence by backing it out would be non-
productive.

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