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SubjectRe: tty: ctrl-c not always echoed, especially under load
Alan Cox wrote:
> If the output buffer is full then echoed characters/^C etc will vanish the
> way n_tty implements its buffering internally. It's always worked that
> way.

But since the flush is done just prior, shouldn't the buffer be empty
just before the ^C is written? Or are you saying that the buffer could
refill in the meantime (between the flush and the ^C) if the chars are
comming in too fast?

What about the order of flush?... Currently, it is:

n_tty_flush_buffer(tty); (ldisc buf)
tty_driver_flush_buffer(tty); (driver buf)

Would it be better to reverse this order, flushing the driver buffer
first so characters do not then refill the ldisc buffer before the
driver buffer can be flushed?

-Thanks, Joe


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