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    SubjectRe: [Regression] kdesu broken


    On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Alan Cox wrote:

    > On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:21:45 +0200
    > "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
    >
    > > On Friday 24 July 2009, Ray Lee wrote:
    > > > On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki<rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
    > > > > A recent kernel change broke kdesu (from KDE 4.2) on my test boxes. ISTR a
    > > > > discussion about that, but I can't find it right now. Any clues?
    > > >
    > > > See the thread starting here: ("possible regression with pty.c commit")
    > > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/7/11/125
    > >
    > > Thanks for the pointer.
    > >
    > > Well, I thought we were expected to avoid breaking existing user space, even
    > > if that were buggy etc.
    >
    > I don't know where you got that idea from. Avoiding breaking user space
    > unneccessarily is good but if its buggy you often can't do anything about
    > it.

    Alan, he got that idea from me.

    We don't do regressions. If user space depended on old behavior, we don't
    change behavior.

    And regardless of that, I do not think EIO is the right thing to return at
    all. If the other side of a pty went away, return 0 and possibly send a
    HUP, or whatever. What did we do before?

    Linus


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