Number: 1748

Date:  2-Aug-84 12':30':28

Submitter: sannella.PA


Subject: CHAT stuck in hard loop after attempt to KILL

Assigned To: vanMelle

Attn: Release

Status: Fixed


Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Serious


Frequency: Intermittent

Priority: Perhaps

System: Communications

Subsystem: PUP Protocols



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Disposition: '
[bvm': presumed fixed by AR 1976]'
["vanMelle" "30-Aug-84 17':20':46" Assigned% To': Attn': Status':(Open->Fixed) Disposition':]

Description: '
Date': 31 Jul 84 11':38 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': CHAT stuck in hard loop after attempt to KILL'
Lisp System Date': 30-Jul-84 03':04':50'
Machine': Dorado (LeParc)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency': Intermittent'
Impact': Near-fatal'
I was running CHAT to MAXC2 (and from there to SUMEX-AIM via TN).  The connection to SUMEX seemed to hang.  For some dumb reason, I decided to just close the CHAT connection to MAXC.  I selected the CLOSE option on the middle-button menu but nothing happened.  I selected CLOSE on the right button menu.  That put it into some kind of loop in which it was going into GC every couple of seconds. I got a PSW and tried KILL, but this didn''t have any effect.  I managed to stop the thing by ↑C to RAID and ↑D.  The CHAT typein process was stuck in TAILP in RESETRESTORE in \BSP.PREPARE.OUTPUT in \BSP.GETNEXTBUFFER.  '
Note': I saw something similar to this happen to Jeff Shrager yesterday, except that when he did it, even ↑C didn''t work (I guess because CHAT was the current TTY process as well).  He had to abandon the lisp image.'


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Edit-By: vanMelle

Edit-Date: 30-Aug-84 17':20':46