PuTTY bug unix-plink-stdout-nonblock
summary: Unix Plink should set O_NONBLOCK on stdout and stderr
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: r7748 2007-10-01 (0.61) (0.62)
If stdout from Unix Plink is going to a FIFO, and the reader of that
FIFO stops reading (say someone has ^Zed it), Plink hangs, stopping
port-forwardings and so forth. This is silly, and seems to result
from failing to set O_NONBLOCK on stdout and stderr.
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(last revision of this bug record was at 2007-09-30 13:46:56 +0100)