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Re: 6k buffer bug in shells

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 6k buffer bug in shells
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:27:36 -0500
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On 2/2/18 3:19 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 2/2/18 9:50 AM, Sten Westerback wrote:
>> Hi
>> After trying to figure out what causes a weird bug, which i can see with 
>> lots of shells and connection types (local terminal on linux, ssh + 
>> numerous shells on AIX and putty (linux & windows)+numerous shells on AIX) 
>> i though i would ask makers of my favorite shell.

There have been several interesting discussions on this topic, most
centered on Linux:


including the following comment:

"So, after quite a lot of extra hours spent on this, we were able to
track MOST of the breakage to this commit:

Margarita Manterola and Maximiliano Curia did most of the work; here is
the final summary of their findings (the subsequent thread is interesting
as well):


The question is how to deal with large amounts of data in a situation where
the tty modes keep getting changed after each newline, while preserving
acceptable behavior for the usual case of cooked mode.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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