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Re: savannah.gnu.org bug tracker unused?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: savannah.gnu.org bug tracker unused?
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:00:09 -0500
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On 11/28/13, 7:13 AM, Peter Cordes wrote:

>  Does anyone look at the bug tracker on Savannah?
> https://savannah.gnu.org/support/?group=bash
>  I submitted a bug there, after going to the GNU project page for bash
> http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/ and following the link to the
> Savannah page (https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/bash/).  I now 
> realize that nobody has ever closed any of the bugs there, even some
> obvious candidates for CLOSE WONTFIX.
>  I did notice that Chet has replied to one a couple of these bugs, but
> didn't close any of them as invalid or wontfix.  So I assume the bug
> tracker isn't really used.

It's true. I rarely look there.  bug-bash is the preferred conduit for
bug reports.

> https://savannah.gnu.org/support/index.php?108163
>  probably invalid, pasting giant buffers into bash loses characters
> because of lack of pseudo tty flow control, not bash's fault.

Interestingly enough, a few enterprising people (Margarita Manterola,
Maximiliano Curia) put significant time into this and discovered a problem
with tty input queue management in the Linux kernel. The most recent
message thread is here:


The kernel thread is here:


(Oh, and Posix specifies that printf %c only prints the first byte.)


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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