Number: 1972

Date: 28-Aug-84 10':02':23

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: Massive failure in CHAT if you wait for 30 minutes before giving window

Assigned To: vanMelle

Attn: Release

Status: Fixed


Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Moderate


Frequency: Once

Priority: Perhaps

System: Communications

Subsystem: PUP Protocols

Machine: 1132


Lisp Version: 27-Aug-84 21':14':00

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Disposition: '
[bvm -- believed fixed by ar 1976]'
["vanMelle" "30-Aug-84 17':25':25" Assigned% To': Attn': Status':(Open->Fixed) Disposition':]

Description: '
Date': 21-Aug-84 20':38':41 PDT'
Subject': Chat fatalities'
To': Vanmelle, Lispsupport'
The following sequence of events will cause you to fatally lose control of your sysout':  (On a dorado, don''t know about other machines)'
Before having gotten a chat window set up, do'
system prompts for a window region.  Don''t give it--instead, walk away for a half hour or so, with it still in the getregio prompt.'
Come back, and then give it the region.  The window will open, perhaps you will see some messages abot non-existent ports, and then you will be in a loop with all interrupts turned off, with the cursor periodically inverting for GC.  Mouse tracks, nothing else works.'
CTL-SHIFT-DEL may or maynot get you into Raid.  But in Raid, ↑D gets you back to the same unresponsive loop.  Sysout is lost.'
Presumably, something gets out of sink when the connectio disappears because of some sort of time-out?'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: vanMelle

Edit-Date: 30-Aug-84 17':25':26