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Re: [tlug] Bash question

Thanks to the respondents... not sure if it's protocol, but I'm gonna
put my followups in a single message:

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019, at 19:08, Christian Horn wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 05:13:54PM -1000, David J Iannucci wrote:
> > I've got an RHEL7 install on a virtual machine at work, and one
> > thing that is very irritating about it (among others), is that
> > ctrl-C does not do its job in bash. When I'm running a normal
> > process (like, say, tail -f), and I hit ctrl-C, "^C" is output,
> > but the process is not interrupted. I have to do ^Zkill %1, which
> > gets old fast.
> Did you try to execute 'reset', or create a new user to see if his
> profile also behaves in a strage way?

Yes, reset does nothing, rebooting does nothing. Same thing happens in
another user account and also for the root user.

> You could also open a support case, that is part of what your employer
> pays money for :)

Good idea :=) Actually the license is held by my university and I might
need to go through our ITS office to do that, and it would be a pain, so
leaving that till last resort...

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019, at 19:02, Michal Hajek wrote:
> It may sound stuuid, but just to be sure ... I guess you have checked
> the keyboard(hw) ?  Also, the keyboard map - that is - you are
> pressing the correct buttons, right?

While I recognize that you're only trying to be helpful, I'm not
inclined to dignify this with a response :=\

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019, at 22:34, Raymond Wan wrote:
> I've had this a few times before.  Usually, it happens when I'm
> running a program that is very CPU / disk intensive and CTRL+C just
> doesn't work.  CTRL+Z works and I don't know why.
> But I guess you don't have the same problem?  Your process isn't CPU /
> disk intensive?

Correct... this has nothing to do with the load on the server. Most of
the time there's almost nothing going on on the cpu. It's definitely a
"settings" thing of some sort.

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019, at 23:48, Kalin KOZHUHAROV wrote:
> What is the hypervisor and hostOS? Most probably it is to blame.

Good question :=) The hypervisor is some VMware product (vCenter?), and
honestly I'm not sure what the host OS is. Could be Win or Linux -- it's
a service offered by university ITS. But I have three other servers in
the same situation, and none of them have this problem. The frustrating
detail is that the VM with the ^C problem is the only one running RHEL7,
while the other three all run RHEL6. I feel like that difference must be
the key to the solution...

My access to the hypervisor env is limited to a management client called
vSphere. If I go into there and look at the settings that are available,
probably not surprisingly, none of them are of the sort that should have
any effect on the behavior of bash.


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