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Re: Backwards typing under load

Brion Vibber wrote:

> I've noticed that when my system (Windows 98 SE, Cygwin 1.1.8) comes
> under sudden, heavy load (especially heavy disk i/o), some keyboard
> input in my cygiwn shell comes out backwards!
> A good way to precipitate this seems to be to load up a bunch of MP3
> files in Winamp with the playlist open (it takes inordinately long to
> search every file for length & id tags), then while it's working type
> away in the cygwin window running bash, or joe, or whatever. (Other
> activities, such as loading StarOffice, will do the trick nicely as
> well.)
> What I type:
>   abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz\n
> What I get on screen (both echoed, and in the 'xxx not found' message):
>   abkjihgfedconmlpqrstuvwxyz\n
>     [-------][--] < the reversed sections
> or
>   abcjihgfedknmlvutsrqpowyxz\n
>      [-----] [-][------] []
> or
>   ihgfedcbajrqponmlks\nzyxwvut
>   [-------] [------] [ ------]
> etc.
> This is rather distracting when I suddenly find that "cd bin" becomes
> "nib dc" or "/ fr- mr" becomes "rm -rf /" if I type at the wrong time.
> :) Actually, since the \n can also be swapped around, "rm -rf /junk\n"
> could end up as "rm -rf /\nknuj", so always wait before you hit enter...
> :O
> I don't see this behavior in a COMMAND.COM dos box, nor in Windows GUI
> apps - keypresses stay in proper order except in cygwin. It also seems
> to be independent of keyboard layout, happening both with my normal
> US-International layout (in which dead keys don't work, this seems to be
> an old problem judging by the list archives) and a vanilla US-101
> layout.
> I don't see anything obvious in the list archives or docs, so... any
> idea what's going on here?

Just to say I have the same problem, with 01/04/14 snapshot of cygwin1.dll
and xfree86, on windows ME (french keyboard, but I not think this has any


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