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Re: [gpsd-dev] Hang on Linux/Ubuntu

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Hang on Linux/Ubuntu
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:48:26 -0500
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Hal Murray <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden said:
>> What I was seeing was gpsfake spinning and gpsd idle.
>> I wonder if there was a missing fflush or something like that. 
> Why would it spin even if there was a missing flush?

I was thinking that gpsd not exiting might have been due to not getting
the EOF, and perhaps there is some other spinning issue that is then

> If nothing else, I'd expect some sort of timeout mechanism.  Test code should 
> print out helpful messages when things don't work as expected.


> Eric: Should we track down where it was hanging, and understand why?

I think it would be good to understand; something bad is lurking.

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