Re: Bug in pty re-usage

Jon Lewis (
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 14:27:29 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 26 Sep 1996, chris wrote:

> to allocate the pty in a normal fashion. however, i recently discovered
> that given enough persistence, you can overcome the bug merely by dishing
> out the create requests fast and furious...between the 5th and 20th try,
> whatever was broke is fixed. this is unfortunately as unpredictable a

I've seen this too with screen failing to be able to start up. Generally,
in these situations, screen -R will work. I don't know why.

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