Subject: Re: bin/25321: sh(1) background job hangs opening a named pipe for stdin
To: None <email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/25/2004 22:32:48
> >Synopsis: sh(1) background job hangs opening a named pipe for stdin
> If 'fifo' is a named pipe, a background command like
> program < fifo &
> will hang sh(1). This is new, broken behavior. It started with
> the use of vfork(2) in sh(1).
One possible fix is to avoid vfork for asynchronous lists.
(Or maybe async lists with redirections)
David Laight: email@example.com