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Date:      Tue, 5 Dec 1995 10:06:52 -0500 (EST)
From:      Drew Morone <drew@j51.com>
To:        davidg@Root.COM
Cc:        drew@j51.com, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Processes -will- -not- die!
Message-ID:  <199512051506.KAA28792@j51.com>
In-Reply-To: <199512050154.RAA06084@corbin.Root.COM> from "David Greenman" at Dec 4, 95 05:54:50 pm

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> 
> 
> >For some reason, some of the user apps on my system will get hung, and 
> >won't die when somebody exits unceremoniously. I of course have to go in 
> >and kill the process, which proceeds to suck up all of the CPU. This 
> >seems to happen most with "pine" and "tin", but will happen with other 
> >software as well.
> 
>    This is caused by 'pine' and 'tin' not handling the EIO return from a read
> properly. When the TTY gets disconnected, input from stdin loops continuously
> while ignoring the error return. (I might have this backward - it might be on
> the output side or both).
> 
> -DG
> 

Ok, does anybody know what I can do about this? 

Drew



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