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SubjectRe: on exit xterm totally wrecks linux 2.4.11 to 2.4.14-pre6 (unkillable processes)

Ricardo Martins wrote:

> >> Procedure
> >> In X windows (version 4.1.0 compiled from the sources) when writing
> >> "exit" in xterm to close the terminal emulator, the window freezes, and
> >> from that moment on, every process becomes "unkillable", including
> xterm
> >> and X (ps also freezes), and there's no way to shutdown GNU/Linux in a
> >> sane way (must hit reset or poweroff).
> >I can see the problem here with 2.4.13. I don't know if it's kernel
> >related, I'm used using rxvt, never xterm.
> >It looks like xterm takes the terminal where you started X from.
> >Are you using devfs ?
> >Pierre
> Pierre, yes, i'm using devfs that seems to be the problem, do you know
> how to fix it ?

Is it devfs or xterm which needs to be fixed ? I would

suggest to switch to rxvt which works fine with/without devfs.


Pierre Rousselet <>

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