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Re: [Bug-readline] Pasting large amounts of text into readline-enabled p

From: Edmar Wiggers
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] Pasting large amounts of text into readline-enabled programs truncates parts of the lines of the text being pasted
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:57:58 -0300

2012/7/12 Chet Ramey <address@hidden>:
> On 7/11/12 6:20 PM, Edmar Wiggers wrote:
>> It seems the problem remains in readline-6.2 patch 3.
>> I've manually created a sys-libs/readline-6.2_p3.ebuild in Gentoo,
>> emerged/compiled it, and then re-emerged/compiled
>> app-shells/bash-4.2_p28 . Terminal output seems to indicate
>> readline-6.2 patch 3 was compiled and used in bash compilation. The
>> problem with data truncation/corruption on large paste persists.
>> Are you unable to reproduce the bug Chet?
> I cannot reproduce it on Mac OS X pasting into Mac OS X Terminal.  I can
> reproduce it using xterm (so far only a remote xterm running on a REHL6
> system, but I've just started looking).  It looks like a file around 6.6K
> (250 lines of what you sent, decoded) is enough to reproduce it.  The
> weird thing is that when you run this using strace, the characters that
> are missing in the output are not shown as being made available to read(2).
> read never reads them.
> As I said, I've just started to look again, so I will keep on.

Thanks a lot for looking into it Chet! Max Horn was also unable to
reproduce the bug on Mac OS X, but he did reproduce it in gnome
( http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-readline/2012-06/msg00006.html ).

Just for information: When I was first googling about this I found...
..., but it seems they've been unable to find a kernel regression on it.


> Chet
> --
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> Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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