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Re: /hurd/term and input queue size

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: /hurd/term and input queue size
Date: 21 Oct 2003 21:24:42 +0200
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Michael Teichgräber <mt@wmipf.in-berlin.de> writes:

> I connected a Hurd box via the serial port to a small device.
> (I have `/hurd/term /dev/com0 device com0' running on /dev/com0,
> the Hurd system is from alpha.gnu.org..contrib/robertmh/gnu.tar.gz 
> (09.07.2003))
> It seems to me that some characters from the other box get lost:
> If I send a certain char, the other box will answer with around 600
> characters. But, my program only reads the first 256 characters
> (wants: 4096), and--on another read call--the last 300 (or fewer,
> depending on whether IMAXBEL is set). Characters in the middle get
> lost. If IMAXBEL is set, /hurd/term will send some \a characters to
> the other box. If it isn't, some more characters will get lost (this
> seems to match the code starting at munge.c:566, CVS head).


Thanks for your bug report.  This bug was reported a while ago by
Marcus Brinkmann, but not this detailed.  You can find the report


No one is working on fixing this bug at the moment and AFAIK no one
planned to do so soon.  You are more than welcome to fix this bug.


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