Re: [PATCH 0/7] TTY Keyboard Status Request
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Wed Jun 12 2019 - 05:45:48 EST
> > > If any of isig, icanon and iexten is disabled on the tty, the signal is
> > > not sent.
> > As expected.
> > > Any application that wants to handle raw terminal input events itself,
> > > e.g. vim, mutt, libreadline, anything ncurses-based, etc., has to turn
> > > off the tty's cooked mode, i.e. at least icanon. This means those
> > > applications are unaffected.
> > Agreed, those are unaffected.
> > But if I have an application doing read() from console (without
> > manipulating tty), am I going to get surprise signal when user types
> > ^T?
> > Pavel
> As of now, that application will indeed receive a signal that is
> guaranteed to be ignored by default.
> This is similar to SIGWINCH, which is default-ignored as well: if the
> terminal width/height changes (like when a terminal emulator window is
> resized), its foreground pgrp gets a surprise signal as well, and the
> processes that don't care about WINCH (and thus have default
> disposition) do not get confused.
> E.g. 'strace cat' demonstrates this quite clearly.
Ok, so this should be safe as long as noone listens for SIGPWR. So
... I guess we are ok :-).
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