> What happens is that mkreiserfs spits out progress usually in the form
> of "12345/23 sec" where the numbers constantly change (I think there
> are a whole bunch of spaces and ^H as well). With con sent to pts,
> xterm or fd, the symptoms are always the same. It will cycle a bit
> and then hang for quite a while. If you press any key, then they
> cycle a little more. If you don't press anything, they eventually
> cycle a little more of their own volition.
Have you tried this since I decided that flow control was fixed again (-17)?