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Re: [Lynx-dev] unkillable hanging connections

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] unkillable hanging connections
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:21:36 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:20:32AM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Hi,
> I’ve occasionally got unkillable (with z or ^G) hanging connections,
> which is quite annoying because if I kill lynx I don’t get my
> cookies.txt file updated and lose other state.
> Et voilà, lynx reacts again. The tcpdrop(8) tool is a rather
> recent OpenBSD invention and just kills a connection kernel-side:
> (may be down for a while,
> the server has got hardware issues I’ll ask the hoster to look
> at tomorrow).
> Any idea?
> OS: MirBSD (synchronous DNS, IIRC, which is probably the
> cause for the zombie due to --enable-nsl-fork though adding
> a wait* syscall at some good place might fix that)

possibly - I haven't encountered the hanging, but recall you mentioning it.
(patches welcome of course)

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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