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Re: deadlock in with fifo reading in tests/dd/

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: deadlock in with fifo reading in tests/dd/
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:23:30 +0100
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On 12/13/2013 02:10 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> Probably a shell bug.
> So what I've done is avoided the shell writing to the fifo.
> Also I've added timeouts to be defensive.
> Also I added a `wait` to avoid overlapping writers to the fifo.
> I tested this test passes without delay on GNU/Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD.
> The attached should hopefully be the last change before the release.

Sounds sensible. thanks!

The patch looks good:

BTW: out of curiosity, I ran updated misspellings against coreutils,
but it seems we didn't introduce any typos worth changing before 8.22.

Thanks & have a nice day,

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