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bug#33839: 26.1.90; Emacs occasionally fails to receive asynchronous sub


From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: bug#33839: 26.1.90; Emacs occasionally fails to receive asynchronous subprocess output in batch mode
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 17:45:31 +0100

Am So., 23. Dez. 2018 um 16:22 Uhr schrieb Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
>
> > From: Philipp <address@hidden>
> > Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 03:28:53 +0100
> >
> > (with-temp-buffer
> >   (let ((proc (make-process :name "test"
> >                             :command '("bash" "-c" "echo stdout; echo 
> > stderr >&2")
> >                             :buffer (current-buffer)
> >                             :connection-type 'pipe
> >                             :sentinel #'ignore
> >                             :noquery t
> >                             :coding '(utf-8-unix . utf-8-unix))))
> >     (when (process-live-p proc)
> >       (process-send-eof proc))
> >     (while (process-live-p proc)
> >       (accept-process-output proc))
> >     (cl-assert (equal (buffer-string) "stdout\nstderr\n") :show-args)))
> >
> > Then evaluate this form repeatedly.  Occasionally the buffer is empty
> > and the assertion triggers.
>
> Isn't there an inherent race condition here?

Maybe? If so, then it should be documented, with an explanation how to
write this in a race-free manner. (It seems waiting for the process
sentinel to run works reliably.)





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