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Re: [PATCH] enable libao support in speech-dispatcher for debian squeeze

Klaus Knopper wrote:
> Does "speechd drops dead after a few minutes of use in a
> productive environment" count as critical bug, or not?

There's another bug which I assume people here are aware of,
it's been much discussed in the speakup list, which is that
when running speakup, pasting into STDIN crashes the kernel.
E.g. on squeeze, if "Gloop" has been marked and cut:

  box8 (debian) ~> echo Gloop     # paste the Gloop into /dev/tty :-)
  box8 (debian) ~> cat            # now paste Gloop into STDIN :-(
    [NNNN.NNNN] BUG: scheduling while atomic: /swapper/0/0x10010000

On most machines the power switch still works :-)
Fortunately William Acker pointed out a clever workaround, 

> A way around this is to ssh to localhost.

which means you're always pasting into /dev/tty, and the ssh
feeds it to cat's stdin.
Is squeeze stable ? It depends what you mean by 'stable'.

Peter Billam

http://www.pjb.com.au       pj@pjb.com.au      (03) 6278 9410
"Was der Meister nicht kann,   vermöcht es der Knabe, hätt er
 ihm immer gehorcht?"   Siegfried to Mime, from Act 1 Scene 2

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