How to debug mintty or screen freeze
Henry S. Thompson
Mon Nov 8 10:16:00 GMT 2010
Bear with me please, this is moderately complex:
I run mintty out of the Quick Launch bar as follows:
C:\Cygwin\bin\mintty.exe /usr/bin/screen -q
and in one of the resulting tabs read mail using gnus in xemacs on a
Debian box remotely via ssh. About once a week as that remote gnus is
painting the subject lines in my spam box, the whole thing freezes
screen doesn't respond to escape commands, ~. does nothing, Control-C
has no effect, trying to close the window results in the "process not
It's not repeatable, in that reconnecting and changing to the same
gnus Subject buffer will succeed.
I _presume_ some obscure character code is responsible. . .
1) Anyone else seen anything like this?
2) Any easy way to provide useful details? I would be happy to run a
debugging build if supplied, but really can't run for days under
strace. . .
Henry S. Thompson, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
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