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Re: shipping processes between ttys

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 09:00:16PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
 > > Somebody mentioned reptyr ( in chat
 > > tonight, and so I was thinking about how one might do it properly;
 > > this is a topic I've looked at in the past from time to time, so I
 > > think I have a viable plan for it. Which I'm going to post, both for
 > > feedback and in the hope that I can trick someone into implementing it
 > > for me. :-)
 > > 
 > > (1) It seems clear that the unit of transfer should be a whole process
 > > group (or "job"); if you want to move your mailreader, it makes sense
 > > for the editor it spawned to go with it, and so on.
 > > 
 > > (2) It also seems desirable as part of the same machinery to be able
 > > to reconnect to jobs that have been lost because of a disconnect. For
 > > that and some technical reasons I think moving a job should have two
 > > parts: first detaching it from one tty and then attaching it to
 > > another. It follows from Occam's razor that a job that's been detached
 > > but not yet reattached should be in the same state as a background job
 > > that's been hung up on; formally, an orphaned process group.
 > ...
 > Maybe this could replace the horrid 'revoke' on ttys as well?

Not directly, but it's all connected :-)

David A. Holland

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