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Re: Bug report
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Kern Sibbald <kern at sibbald dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 13:30:00 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Bug report
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 5 May 2003, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-05-05 at 18:38, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On 5 May 2003, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> > > I guess you guys (and gal) really don't want bug
> > > reports because it is not at all obvious where
> > > to send them.
> > This is the right place.
> > > Anyway here is one:
> > >
> > > Running WinXP Home version.
> > >
> > > Using Cygwin 1.3.20
> > >
> > > When running my program with LocalSystem userid
> > > as a service, doing a pthread_kill(thread_id, SIGUSR2)
> > > causes some sort of memory fault referencing memory at 0x3a
> > > (or something like that because the program disappears
> > > poof).
> > >
> > > Running as a normal user works fine.
> > What's the exact error message (I assume you get a popup box)?
> No, I get absolutely nothing. Poof and it is gone, well, the
> service manager knows it went away but not why.
> A friend ran the program on Win2K and he got:
> Instruction at 0x0041276a referenced memory at 0x3c
> That appears to be somewhere in the cygwin1.dll.
Try checking the "Allow service to interact with the desktop" box, and you
should see the error popup on your system too.
> > Is there a stacktrace file generated?
> If it is, I don't know where the system put it.
The system should put it in the directory from which the program is run.
> > Did you try setting
> > "error_start:c:/cygwin/bin/dumper.exe" in your CYGWIN environment
> > variable?
> No, if you can tell me how to set the environment variable for
> a service, I'll try it, but since it is a service, I am unlikely
> to get any output.
"cygrunsrv --help", or "man cygrunsrv", or see /bin/ssh-host-config for an
example. You might also need the "Allow service to interact with desktop"
> > Did you try running the program from the command line in a
> > LocalSystem-owned shell?
> I ran it in an rxvt shell under my id and it does not crash.
> Tell me how to get a LocalSystem owned shell and I will try
> it. This is XP Home, so I don't have access to a lot of the
> XP security dialogs.
"at <time> /interactive c:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -i --login"
(<time> should be current time however long you're willing to wait, at
least one minute). "at /?" for help.
[Note, this works on Win2k, don't know about XP Home].
> > Can you provide a simple testcase that
> > reproduces your problem?
> Probably not as my program is some 65K+ lines of code.
You could try a simple program that calls the offending function (after
creating some threads, most likely), and see if the problem manifests...
> I've solved the problem for myself by doing the "signal"
> a different way, so it is not critical for me but it cost
> about 8 hours of debugging -- primarily due to the fact that
> it seems to be dependent on whether or not it is a service.
> Best regards,
It's most likely dependent on the value of your CYGWIN variable or some
permissions (as the service runs as LocalSystem). Trying the program out
from a LocalSystem-owned window (see above) should give you some idea of
what's at fault.
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