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mintty deadlocks when pasting very long lines of text
- From: Ryan Johnson <ryan dot johnson at cs dot utoronto dot ca>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:50:43 -0500
- Subject: mintty deadlocks when pasting very long lines of text
I just tried to paste a rather large snippet of text into mintty (320kB)
that turns out to contain no newlines. The mintty window is completely
locked now, and the Windows clipboard is unusable.
The command was simple:
$ cat > foo.txt
Inserting a few thousand line endings at regular intervals allows the
operation to complete in about a second. I suspect bash caused the
problem (attempting to buffer up a whole line befor sending it on?), but
I don't think it should be able to bring down the terminal like that.
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