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SubjectRe: [PATCH]O18.1int
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Alex Riesen <alexander.riesen@synopsys.COM> writes:

>> XEmacs still spins after running a background job like make or grep.
>> It's fine if I reverse patch-O16.2-O16.3. The spinning doesn't happen
>> as often, or as long time as with O16.3, but it's there and it's
>> irritating.
>
> another example is RXVT (an X terminal emulator). Starts spinnig after
> it's child has exited. Not always, but annoyingly often. System is
> almost locked while it spins (calling select).

It sounds like the same bug. IMHO, it's rather bad, since a
non-privileged process can make the system unusable for a non-zero
amount of time.

How should I do to capture some information about this thing? Do you
know what causes it, Con?

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Måns Rullgård
mru@users.sf.net

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