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Re: two bugs in libio environment

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: two bugs in libio environment
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 06:12:29 +0100
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On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 09:06:55PM -0800, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 11:04:46PM -0500, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > The second bug that does not happen as often is that a program hangs
> > without outputting anything (well, I am not sure _which_ program
> > hangs, so it might also be in the middle of output, but only at the
> > start of a new line).  This seems to be more like something that can
> > be introduced by the libio change, as this has to do with buffered
> > output.  This has happened to me twice today.  Terminal echo still
> > worked, and interrupting the program and then restarting helped.
> I've definetly seen this in stdio builds.  I used to work around it by
> making sure I was always running screen.  That way I could hop over
> and kill the task (since C-c's appear to be frequently not respected)

I am talking about programs like install and gcc, which just should normally
run and never hang like this.  I am sure I never have seen this before, but
of course that doesn't mean the bug wasn't there :)  Maybe switching to
libio changed the timings so that it is now triggered on my box.


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