new behavior of named pipes

Ronald Wahl (
Tue, 2 Apr 1996 21:52:21 +0200 (MET DST)


I noticed a change in the code of named pipes in 1.3.81. Now xconsole
doesn't work properly if it reads from a named pipe. xconsole uses
XtAddInput (which uses select internally) to wait for data from the pipe.
A "tail -f" process writes data to the pipe. But nothing happens.
"strace -p" shows that xconsole hangs in a select call. Is there a patch
for xconsole available that work with kernels >=1.3.81? I wont patch the
kernel to use the SUNOS behavior if there is a better solution.


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