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Hurd and /dev listing

From: Erik Verbruggen
Subject: Hurd and /dev listing
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 20:58:19 +0200


A good way to slow down Hurd, and make X hang, is to run this small
shell script:

while true
  ls -alni /dev >/dev/null 2>&1 
  sleep 2
  echo -n '.'

After about 2 dots the system is very slow. The network (but this could
be the tty, I dunno) results in noticable more delay than normally --
using telnet is quite frustrating as you have to wait for about 2
seconds for the echo of the character. Using X is impossible as both the
kbd as the mouse translator act weird: cat /dev/mouse and then moving
the mouse will print garbage untill you ls the /dev dir ....

Could it be that the translators do not expect to receive a message when
they are already used?


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