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SubjectRe: Bug in pty re-usage
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Hi all!

You, Thorsten Kuehnemann, said:

> In linux.dev.kernel Olaf Titz <olaf@bigred.inka.de> wrote:
> >If a master pty is closed and then re-opened while the client side
> >remains open, the second open of the master side will succeed. I think
> >this is incorrect behaviour. It can lead to a situation where a new
> >master allocates the same pty and ends up with two slaves on the same
> >slave device.
>
> noone answered to that problem in the last five weeks, but at least
> Thomas Roessler <roessler@sobolev.rhein.de> and i have problems with
> linux-2.0.X pty's too:
>
> We found that Linux 2 breaks some pty-programs, e.g. xconsole, script, screen,
> old X11R6 xterms, some pty-programs work (in.telnetd).

I have seen similiar problems with a combination of xterms and scipt.
script started to return immediately without doing anything and I had
to start another xterm (allocating another pty) to make script run
again.

Just to let you know that there are other people suffering from this
problem.

Regards,
Lars.
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