Console issues in recent git

PleegWat pleegwat at
Tue Sep 7 10:54:42 CDT 2010

On 09/06/2010 10:00 PM, Eric Pouech wrote:
> Actually, there's another issue with the same symptoms:
> 1- program A is launched from shell
> 2- program A starts another program B (for example winedbg when a fault
> occurs)
> 3- at this point, both A & B can read/write to the console
> 4- program A exits. As it way the group leader, B is set into the
> background and loses (read) access to the console.
> 5- When B exits, as it no longer has access to the console, the state of
> the console cannot be reset to normal
> this was happening before the patch series, but as we didn't tweak the
> console, it was just fine (except that some program dies when in the
> background, eg winedbg)
> fix will not be 100% easy

This is probably what I see happening in starcraft 2 and world of 
warcraft. Both of these applications use a launcher, which in turn 
launches the actual game.


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