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Re: active translators stdout/stderr

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Re: active translators stdout/stderr
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:42:57 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 10:09:37PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> We have various issues with the active translators' stdout/stderr:
> - When mounting /proc from /etc/init.d/rc, stdout/stderr is closed, and
>   thus as soon as e.g. mtab reports a warning, it gets SIGLOST and dies.
> - When mounting the cdrom image from debian installer scripts, the
>   script is not considered finished since the isofs translator is still
>   running and possibly emitting output.
> So, what should we do about stdout/stderr output?  Do we require their
> output to be explicitly redirected by callers of mount and settrans?
> In the mount case, people used to Linux will not think of doing it, so
> perhaps we need it to do it for the user?

I think we could have a default log server for that. We could make it
a gsoc project. It should make a good entry project.

Richard Braun

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