Bug 599315 - suspend & resume of vi does not always work
Summary: suspend & resume of vi does not always work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vim
Version: 4.8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Karsten Hopp
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-03 05:38 UTC by John Newbigin
Modified: 2011-05-13 09:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-05-13 09:49:27 UTC

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Description John Newbigin 2010-06-03 05:38:17 UTC
Description of problem:
When using vi, sometimes when you suspend using ^Z and then resume with fg, the screen is left blank.

Workarounds are to suspend with ^Z and resume again, or apparently ^C will also kick it back into life.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Infrequently but sometimes will be more common (10% of the time)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit a file vi myfile
2. Suspend with ^Z
3. type fg to resume vi
Actual results:
The cursor moved to the next line but no other output is produced

Expected results:
vi will come back and show in the terminal

Additional info:
This has been around for a long time but it appears to be fixed upstream as of version 7.2.130

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2011-05-13 09:49:27 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Engineering for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.

Red Hat does not currently plan to provide this change in a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux update release for currently deployed products.

With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in
response to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a conservative
approach when evaluating enhancements for inclusion in maintenance updates
for currently deployed products. The primary objectives of update releases
are to enable new hardware platform support and to resolve critical

However, Red Hat will further review this request for potential inclusion
in future major releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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