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Con Kolivas, Tue, Aug 26, 2003 00:48:23 +0200:
> > Afaics, the application (rxvt) just sleeps at the beginning waiting for
> > input from X. As every terminal would do. At some point its inferior
> > process finishes, but it fails to notice this spinning madly in the
> > internal loop calling select, which returns immediately (because other
> > side of pty was closed. That is the error in rxvt). Probably it has
> > accumulated enough "priority" up to this moment to block other
> > applications (window manager, for example) when it suddenly starts running?
>
> Something like that. Interesting you point out select as wli was
> profiling/tracing the mozilla/acroread plugin combination that spins on wait
> and also found select was causing grief. It was calling select with a 15ms
> timeout and X was getting less than 5ms to do it's work and respond and it
> was repeatedly timing out. Seems a common link there.
>

Yes, looks similar. Probably a simplier test could be to let the
program loop using select on stdin with zero timeout (it is a pty
usually :)

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