help needed to fix contrib/ee crash/exit when receiving SIGWINCH

Nate Eldredge nate at
Fri Oct 23 04:10:05 UTC 2009

On Fri, 23 Oct 2009, Antony Mawer wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Alexander Best
> <alexbestms at> wrote:
>> hi everyone,
>> together with hugh mahon (the author of ee) i've been trying to fix a nasty
>> bug in ee. for some reason ee exits (not crashes) and leaves the console
>> corrupted when receiving SIGWINCH (`killall -SIGWINCH ee` should exit all
>> running ee instances).
> I noticed this the other day when working on a new 8.0-RC1 system...
> in my case I was using putty (Windows ssh client) to access the system
> and maximised the window I had ee running in, and noticed ee just
> dumped me straight to the prompt.

Seems a good start might be to compile ncurses with -g, link ee against 
it, put a breakpoint on the SIGWINCH handler, and start single stepping...


Nate Eldredge
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