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Re: Asynchronous login?

From: Garjola Dindi
Subject: Re: Asynchronous login?
Date: Fri, 08 May 2020 16:43:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri 08-May-2020 at 10:00:13 +02, Michael Albinus <address@hidden> wrote: 
> Garjola Dindi <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi,
> Hi Garjola,


Thanks for your answer.

>> I use the following pattern to open a shell on a remote host :
>> (let ((default-directory (concat "/ssh:" user "@" host ":" dir)))
>>     (shell name))
>> The issue I am facing is that emacs freezes during the login dialog
>> ("Waiting for prompts from remote shell", etc).
>> Is there a way to let this transaction run asynchronously?
> Currently, it is not foreseen to run this asynchronously (aka as an own
> thread). If we would do it, there might be problems in interactive
> dialogues, like password prompts.

I understand. After entering the passord, there's still a bit of dialog.
Do you think this could be done in a separate thread?

> Some months ago, I've worked on thread support for Tramp. This work is
> stalled ATM. And it was related rather to file visiting operations, but
> asynchronous processes.

This aspect would also be very useful.

Thanks again.

>> Thanks for your help!
>> Garjola.
> Best regards, Michael.

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