minTTY will not interrupt 'locked' process
Mon Mar 9 21:32:00 GMT 2009
> Several times recently, I have executed a command on a "file" that was
> apparently "locked". Any attempts to perform any reads/opens on the file
> would block. When it happens, the only was out is to terminate minTTY
> session (no ctl-C or ctl-\ will terminate). Is this a normal situation?
I'm afraid I don't know about those locked files, but in any case this
sounds more like a general Cygwin question. When you press Ctrl-C or
Ctrl-\, MinTTY simply writes the corresponding control character to
the pty device connecting it to its child process. The terminal driver
normally turns that into a SIGINT or SIGQUIT, but applications can
override that, or choose to ignore signals. Also, Cygwin can't deliver
signals while a program is executing a Win32 function.
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