Subject: Re: misc/11147: bdes gives core dump, if I press CTRL-\
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Petri Koistinen <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/06/2000 08:17:32
On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, John Hawkinson wrote:

> Most programs (e.g. cat) dump core upon SIGQUIT. Why is this remarkable or
> a bug?

Oh, I didn't know that. I am not a expert, as quite unexperienced user, my
opinion is that no program should give core dump, if there has not happen
a malfunction. After all is that so hard to fix? Anyway I was just trying
to help, if you consider this normal operation then it's OK, I still
personaly consider it bit odd feature.

Should programs just stop/quit if they get SIGQUIT? Infact when I made
this bug report, I didn't even know that CTRL-\ sends SIGQUIT signal to

Petri Koistinen