Money trouble at OpenBSD
Posted Mar 24, 2006 16:08 UTC (Fri) by landley
In reply to: Money trouble at OpenBSD
Parent article: Money trouble at OpenBSD
OpenSSH still has the following bug:
ssh user@somewhere "sleep 100& echo hello"
It should exit right after printing hello, but it doesn't. It hangs until
the background process goes away. Nothing else behaves like that. Telnet
doesn't do that. OpenSSH doesn't show this bug when running on OpenBSD.
I ran into this back in 2001:
And of course I reported it to the OpenSSH developers. They said it was a
known issue, and they refused to fix it because they wanted some obscure
TTY behavior or Linux to change to match OpenBSD.
I asked the Linux developers and they said the Linux kernel's behavior was
correct (presumably off-list because I can't find it in the archives), and
they said it was a clear bug in OpenSSH, and Theo was smoking something as
usual. This was probably Alan Cox. :)
All this was FIVE YEARS AGO, and OpenSSH still has this bug (only when
running on Linux, not when running on OpenBSD), and Theo refuses to fix it
because of his personal opinions about Linux.
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