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Re: Bizarre interaction bug involving bash w/ lastpipe + Almquist 'wait'


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bizarre interaction bug involving bash w/ lastpipe + Almquist 'wait'
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2020 11:16:15 -0500
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On 2/6/20 2:29 PM, Harald van Dijk wrote:
> On 06/02/2020 16:12, Martijn Dekker wrote:

>> When executing test.bash with dash, gwsh, Busybox ash, or FreeBSD sh,
>> then test.ash simply waits forever on executing 'wait "$!"'.
> 
> Nice test. bash leaves the process in a state where SIGCHLD is blocked, and
> the various ash-based shells do not unblock it. 

Thanks for the investigation. Bash does leave SIGCHLD blocked in this exact
set of circumstances (lastpipe+function+return at end of pipeline+exec).

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