gitk kills bash shell

Jeremy Ramer jdramer@gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 05:51:00 GMT 2010


On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Ryan Johnson <ryanjohn@ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
>  Jeremy Ramer said:
>>
>> I have a very repeatable issue, but I'm not sure how to go about
>> debugging it.  I follow this process.
>>
>> 1) Start an rxvt bash shell
>> 2) Go to a git repo folder
>> 3) Start gitk
>> gitk --all&
>> 4) Go back to bash and press any key except enter and bash closes
>>
>> I also get a similar problem with this process:
>> 1) Start an rxvt bash shell
>> 2) Go to a git repo folder
>> 3) Start gitk
>> gitk --all&
>> 4) Close gitk with the close button. Both gitk and bash close.
>>
>> Note that the issue does not happen if I don't start gitk as a
>> background process. But then I can't use the shell.
>>
>> Any debugging tips?
>
> This sounds suspiciously similar to a problem that hit me a while back:
> http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2010-09/msg00225.html
>
> The short version is, running certain apps in the background triggers a bug
> in tty handling.
> Last I heard Corinna was having trouble diagnosing because the bug also
> kills strace :)
>
> No fix yet AFAIK.

I was afraid of that. It just started happening for me after upgrading
to cygwin 1.7, as well as to others in my company.

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