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SubjectRe: shell outputs anything typed when the kernel %

On Mar 21 2008 22:11, Madhou wrote:
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> This is a long time annoying misconception i'm reporting here:
>
> When a command is run from a shell and drives the kernel to use 100% of cpu
> for a while, linux lets printing on screen anything that is typed.

[For techies: "But I can type text on the tty even if I run sleep
1000!"]

Oh yeah wow. It's been like that for what, 15+ years?
This is a shell feature - or bug, depending on how you look at it,
the kernel merely does what the shell did to the tty.


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