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Re: savannah.gnu.org bug tracker unused?

From: Linda Walsh
Subject: Re: savannah.gnu.org bug tracker unused?
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:03:11 -0800
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On 11/28/2013 10:00 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:

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:

Depends on the actual bug -- but one instance of this is where bash loses
chars but not, say, 'cat' , -- but both go through the tty code.

In bash, random 'COMPLETION' chars, besides not being taken as 'input',
can also cause a prompt to come up with swallows more input.

Maybe bash needs a "set paste/nopaste" type option (but properly bashicised)
like vim has to resolve a similar problem.

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