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SubjectRe: on exit xterm totally wrecks linux 2.4.11 to 2.4.14-pre6 (unkillable processes)
Nick LeRoy wrote:
>
> On Thursday 01 November 2001 14:13, you wrote:
> > On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Nick LeRoy wrote:
> > > Marked experiment, for now. What about when it's no longer
> > > "experimental"? Configuring a kernel to enable such a feature should
> > > *not* break applications, especially something as prolific as xterm.
> >
> > Are you sure you know what you are talking about? Devfs causes this
> > problem because of a defect, not by design. It is marked experimental
> > because it's loaded with such defects. Don't use it until the
> > experimental tag is removed, if you are not prepared for some malfunction.
>
> Yeah, I think that I know what I'm talking about. The question was: Should
> devfs be fixed, or should xterm be fixed. I don't know how serious it is, or
> exactly what the nature of the problem is (haven't followed the thread that
> closely), but, from the "mile high" point of view, this defect, be it design
> or just a one-line bug, needs to be fixed before it can be tagged
> "non-experimental". I don't understand why people would think otherwise, to
> be honest.

Fix devfs. If the kernel lets a user program crash it, it's a kernel
bug.

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Brian Gerst
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