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Subshell exiting, suspend problem

There seems to be a problem with zsh process group handling: when zsh is
invoked as an interactive subshell from a curses-based program (by
example with :shell from vim, but the same is true with mutt, less,
flrn...), when zsh exits, the calling process gets suspended for "tty
output" (only if it is under job control, or else it makes a read

The problem arises with zsh 4.1.1, or with a CVS snapshot from half an
hour ago, and also with the Debian-patched 4.0.7.

I have tracked the problem, and it seems that acquire_pgrp() is called
from init_io(), but release_pgrp() is never called. The following patch
fixes the problem:

--- Src/builtin.c	2003-09-26 16:16:45.000000000 +0200
+++ Src/builtin.c.orig	2003-09-26 16:16:09.000000000 +0200
@@ -3977,9 +3977,6 @@
     if (sigtrapped[SIGEXIT])
     runhookdef(EXITHOOK, NULL);
-    if (opts[MONITOR] && interact && (SHTTY != -1)) {
-	release_pgrp();
-    }
     if (mypid != getpid())

But I am not quite sure if this is exactly the right thing: maybe the
correct condition is to call release_pgrp() if and only if
acquire_pgrp() was called. The only thing I am sure is that something
like that is necessary.


  Nicolas George

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