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A tempest in a tty pot

A tempest in a tty pot

Posted Aug 4, 2009 8:46 UTC (Tue) by alex_the_d (guest, #59935)
In reply to: A tempest in a tty pot by nix
Parent article: A tempest in a tty pot

> The device and buffering for it are kernel entities.

No, 'kernel entities' are 'device driver(s)'. THE device is that beige box on the table or a piece of
code emulating it (emacs).


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A tempest in a tty pot

Posted Aug 4, 2009 21:06 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

The fact remains that POSIX does not require process exit signal / TTY
flush synchronization, and I know of no Unix that ensures that these
things are synchronized. Your musings about what constitutes 'the device'
are thus not terribly relevant. The system simply does not work the way
you would like it to (and the way some app authors assume).


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