Data truncation on ptys

Michael Sperber sperber at
Fri Aug 20 08:33:31 UTC 2010

Ed Schouten <ed at> writes:

> Hello Michael,
> * Michael Sperber <sperber at> wrote:
>> I'm one of the maintainers of XEmacs, and I've been running into a
>> persistent problem with subprocesses / ptys since at least 5.x.  (If this
>> is not the right list, I'd appreciate a pointer to a more appropriate
>> forum.)
> Very quick question. Does this problem still occur on FreeBSD 8.x?
> FreeBSD 8.x has an entirely new TTY layer, which includes a new
> pseudo-terminal driver.

Huh - no!  So I guess this means I can put it down to an OS bug rather
than a bug in XEmacs.  (Let me know if it's still worth filing a PR.)


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