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Bug 2688 - zsh sometimes stops displaying the command-line
Summary: zsh sometimes stops displaying the command-line
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: zsh
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-09 19:52 UTC by espel
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-09 20:10:17 UTC

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Description espel 1999-05-09 19:52:18 UTC
zsh gets mighty confused when you type quickly, and the
select() system call happens to trash the timeout value
(as the manpage says, "consider timeout to be undefined
after select returns").

this happens rarely, but I've seen it happen on a redhat
box (5.1, with a recompiled 2.0.35 kernel).

fix: add "tv.tv_sec = 0;"  in Src/zle_main.c, line 479
(around FD_SET(SHTTY, &foofd); if ((tv.tv_usec = cost *
costmult) > 500000) ...

as far as I can see, the bug is still there in the rh6.0
srpm for zsh.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-09 20:10:59 UTC
Fixed in zsh-3.0.5-11.src.rpm. Thanks for the patch.

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