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Re: snapshot cygwin1-20031212.dll.bz2 (with a very off-topic laptop aside)

At 12:37 AM 12/18/2003, Christopher Faylor you wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 12:21:50AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 02:53:33PM -0500, wrote:
>>>Here is the uname and stackdump from cygwin1-20031214.dll.bz2:
>>>CYGWIN_NT-5.0 Test 1.5.6s(0.107/3/2) 20031214 23:18:27 i686 unknown unknown
>>>Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION at eip=610865E7
>>>eax=00000948 ebx=00409E30 ecx=610EFE64 edx=00000004 esi=00000014
>>>ebp=0022FB1C esp=0022FB00 program=C:\cygwin\bin\rsync.exe
>>>cs=001B ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0038 gs=0000 ss=0023
>>>Stack trace:
>>>Frame     Function  Args
>>>0022FB1C  610865E7  (0022FA94, 0022FA94, 0022FA94, 0022FB40)
>>>End of stack trace
>>Oh well.  Still not much help.  I am building a new snapshot which may
>>provide a better stack trace on failure.  If you could run it and report
>>the stack trace, it would be appreciated.
>>Also, if you could send me a complete strace log that might be useful,
>I just thought I'd vent a little about my attempt to debug this today.
>I went to another person in my office (Hi Jay!) who has a laptop running
>Windows 2000 with the intent of running rsync there.  His laptop was
>out of date so I updated cygwin on it, which took a while.  When I
>was finished updating it, I tried to rsync from my laptop* (purchased
>with the help of some people here after a truely depressing history of
>being scammed, saving more money, buying a laptop, having it shipped,
>having it shipped back, having it shipped again, shipping it back,
>buying a new one, and now...) only to find that my laptop had crashed.
>On rebooting I got nothing but a blank screen.
>So, I took everything apart and tried again:  still nothing.
>Took everything apart again, swapped the SODIMMs and got the dreaded BIOS
>beeping.  Took out a SODIMM and now it boots.
>Which means now I have to wrangle with InternetIShop about getting a
>replacement without sending my laptop back *again*.
>I think I am very close to throwing myself off a bridge on this subject.
>Having had exactly the laptop I wanted for three weeks and now having to
>once again contemplate talking to obtuse tech support or sales people
>or, worse, more of the non-responders...  well...  Let's just say I am
>not in a good mood.  I wasn't an optimistic type of guy I would almost
>think some higher authority didn't really want me to have a laptop like
>this, even though it means I'm in the presence of my family more often,
>which I would think would be a good thing...
>Anyway, sorry for the atypical personal aside.  I am just so frustrated
>by this that I could spit.  The laptop is working fine with half the
>amount of memory and the amount that I have left (512MB) is something
>I would have killed for a few years ago, but, despite that, the speed
>degradation is still noticeable.
>Blah, blah, blah.  Yeah, I know.  I'd lambaste anyone else who did this
>but it does have something of a cygwin component since all of my super
>secret test files and environment is on this laptop and, if it dies,
>I'll be scrambing to recreate things from backup.

Heh!  I told you CGF was going down!  No one believed me.  Crazy they 
said.  Ludicrous they crowed.  But now they see.  There will be no more

My work here is done. 

Larry Hall                    
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