Bug #1368

Updated by tuxillo 5 months ago


I noticed there's still a weird "race" with regard to suspend signal

(ctrl+Z), that I used to observe back in 1.8-RELEASE days. It's 100%

reproducible on -DEVELOPMENT or 2.2-RELEASE. What I did was basically

this, followed by ctrl+Z:

$ su root -c 'vi /usr/pkg/etc/mk.conf'

[1] + Suspended (signal) su root -c vi /usr/pkg/etc/mk.conf

$ fg

The result depends on root's login shell; if it's set to /bin/csh

(the default), the suspended process silently vanishes (killed?).

$ fg


$ pgrep -u root vi

If the root's login shell is set to /bin/sh, the vi session won't

resume and gets stuck there (pressing ctrl+T shows that the process

is in [stop] state). If I send SIGCONT to vi, the vi session resumes

and I can continue to work on it.

The behavior on csh is quite undesirable, as you may lose the suspended

process (I think I've seen that before, but didn't care at that time).

It seems to occur for commands other than vi:

$ su root -c 'cat' # affected

$ su root -c 'seq 1 10000' # affected

$ su root -c 'seq 1 10000 | tee a' # can't be interrupted

Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?