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Re: kill -STOP mencoder_pid does not stop process execution

On Dec 11, 2007 10:18 AM, TAJTHY Tamás wrote:
> Dear List,
> sometimes I have to pause the execution of the mencoder process on my cygwin
> hosted by an XP SP2. If I press Ctrl+S the mencoder is stopped nicely. I wanted
> to pause it from a script. I tried the normal UNIX way sending a SIGSTOP signal
> to the process (kill -STOP mencoder_PID) from an other bash window. Running "ps"
> I could see it had "S" status, but mencoder was still writing to stdout and the
> CPU usage was still nearly 100%. I even tried "kill -TSTP mencoder_PID", but the
> same result.

I think this is because of this longstanding cygwin issue:

Which I think may also be the reason why it usually makes my console
unusable if I try to use  ^Z to suspend, eg,
$ yes | less

(Although I haven't looked at this stuff in ages, so maybe I don't
know what I'm talking about -- I'm sure CGF will pipe up if I'm
completely wrong).


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