Jeff King <> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 12:36:40PM -0400, Brian Gernhardt wrote:
>> The newest test in t0008 "streaming support for --stdin", seems to
>> hang sporadically on my MacBook Pro (running 10.8.4).  The hang seems
>> to be related to running it in parallel with other tests, as I can
>> only reliably cause it by running with prove  and -j 3.  However, once
>> that has hung I am able to semi-reliably have it occur by running the
>> test separately (with the test hung in the background, using separate
>> trash directories via the --root option).
> I can't replicate the hang here (on Linux) doing:
>   for i in `seq 1 30`; do
>       ./ --root=/tmp/foo/$i &
>   done

It seems to hang on me with bash, but not dash, here.

> Do you know which test it is hanging on? You mentioned that you can
> replicate it outside of "prove"; what does running with "-v" say?
> The last test in t0008, with the fifos, would make me the most
> suspicious. The way we do it _should_ be fine, but I'm wondering if the
> shell is blocking in exec here:
>   mkfifo in out &&
>   (git check-ignore -n -v --stdin <in >out &) &&
>   exec 9>in &&
> That is, if the fifo is not opened for some reason by the backgrounded
> process (there's a race, of course, but the outer shell should just
> block until the sub-shell actually opens it). I wonder if the
> descriptor-opening behavior of:
>   cmd <in >out &
> is different between shells (that is, if it backgrounds the opening of
> in and out on some shells, but not on others). But then I would expect
> it to fail consistently.
> Just for fun, does switching the middle line there to:
>   (sh -c "git check-ignore -n -v --stdin <in >out" &) &&
> have any effect?
> -Peff
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