Subject: Re: why must exiting processes wait forever for events that never occur?!?!?!
To: None <,>
From: Chris Torek <torek@BSDI.COM>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/23/2000 19:28:02
>... the timeouts should be in the underlying close ...

Indeed -- the real question is: how long should it wait?  If the
tty is connected to a printer that has run out of paper, it should
wait until the printer has more paper, even if that means `three
days from now'. :-)

I always thought `a few minutes' was probably close enough though,