[darcs-users] "darcs --help" goes into ?infinite? loop

Lele Gaifax lele at nautilus.homeip.net
Fri Sep 18 08:34:58 UTC 2009

On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 01:09:26 -0700
Josh Wilcox <wilcoxjg at gmail.com> wrote:

> when I type "darcs --help" my terminal sometimes hangs without
> returning to the prompt.  Indeed neither kill -1 nor kill -15 will
> squash the errant darcs process...  only kill -9 `pgrep darcs`
> suffices.

This is a known GHC problem on 64bit CPUs. It should be fixed in GHC

ciao, lele.
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