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Re: Subject: Kernel bugs that trip expect (Was: Re: 2 new regression on darwin6.1)

If you have expect patches have you submitted them back to the expect maintainers? This is now hosted at SourceForge.

This won't help gcc & gdb, because they use a weird hacked version of expect - the current expect won't run the testsuite correctly. But if you have found some Linux bug, you should submit a patch to the SourceForge patch tracker...


On Monday, October 14, 2002, at 10:25 AM, H. J. Lu wrote:

On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 06:03:43PM +0100, Joern Rennecke wrote:
There were some kernel bugs that were causing expect to hang waiting for a program that exited. One bug caused wait to sometimes not return when the program died, this one was fixed in Jaguar. Another caused loss of output from a program that had died (when the program was killed the output buffers were not being flushed or something). This one can be worked around by judicious sleep's before exit (I think the folks here hacked around it this way in gcc - Stan or somebody would know more). It is also fixed, but not in a released kernel.
I see the very same problems in Linux. It's so bad with cross compiles that
every regression test has to be checked by hand.
I wonder if this might be bugs that have been copied from a common
(BSD? conceptual?) ancestor. Could you send me the patches, so I can look if
I find some equivalent code in the Linux kernel sources?

I never saw it under Linux. But please make sure you have an expect
with my patch applied. I believe expect in RedHat 8.0 is ok.


Jim Ingham                         
Developer Tools
Apple Computer

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