Bug#470882: /dev/gpmctl freezes acknowledge
samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Tue Oct 28 01:50:22 UTC 2008
Same for me, I've always had the repeater, thus couldn't reproduce the
Christoph Berg, le Sat 25 Oct 2008 20:47:08 +0200, a écrit :
> Or is the bug rather that applications not running on a linux consule
> must not try to connect to gpm?
Ideally they shouldn't even try, yes. And they used to not try, see bug
> In this case, gpm should probably still reject the connection in some
Yes. The problem is that then you get the crash whose backtrace can be
read in http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=470882#135 : it
looks like libgpm can not afford just closing its fd and setting gpm_fd
to -1 since the application could still e.g. add it to an fd_set or have
done it already (and then get a EBADF).
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