Unexpected soft update inconsistency

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Jun 11 16:13:52 PDT 2006

:On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 02:03:32PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:>     Well, looking at the 'gmake' source, there are a couple of places
:>     where it can generate 'write error', primarily when it is closing
:>     stdout.
:That's exactly were it is bailing out. The problem comes from earlier
:write failures when a program set non-blocking operation on the stdout
:descriptor. I have an initial patch for that, but Rumko reported
:segfaults from it, which I haven't had time to investigate yet.

    Non-blocking?  Why would the stdout descriptor be set to non-blocking?
    Is gmake doing that or is it the program fork/exec'ing gmake ?

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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