Subject: Re: ptys are not always freed
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 01/19/1998 15:39:19
>> [...screen...pine or emacs...]

> Some versions of pine do not check for the the error code that 4.4BSD
> systems return in this case.  Make sure your pine does handle the
> error correctly, if it gets reported.

Regardless of what pine does or doesn't do, it should not be possible
for user-land to hold onto a pty in such a way as to produce the
symptoms described.  If it is it's a bug.  (Pine may also be buggy if
it doesn't die correctly, but that doesn't excuse the pty driver not
doing the right thing - either completely revoking access to the slave
side, or refusing to allow the master to be reopened until the slave is
irrevocably released by user-land.)

					der Mouse

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