hang on exit - bug or no bug?

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com
Fri Oct 5 00:37:07 EST 2001

I think the requestor here wants this behaviour and wants it to be
optional. This seems acceptable to me (not an OpenSSH maintainer), but:

I also think it's silly -- if you know you'll have children on the
server side hanging on to the fildes and you don't want them to, then
re-work what you're doing on the server side so that this hack is not


On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 04:27:02PM +0200, Markus Friedl wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 09:01:32AM -0500, Phil Howard wrote:
> > So is this because the patch itself is undesired (flawed, incomplete,
> > not the right solution, or not a problem to be solved), or is it
> > because OS-specific conditional compilation is undesired?
> it's because calling shutdown() before reading all remainig data from
> the pipe is wrong.
> it will cause data loss like the older so called bug fixes did.
> we will include bug fixes, but only if they don't break ssh.

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