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"fork: Resource Temporarily Unavailable" (Was Re: Hang with 1.5.18, 1.5.19 snapshot 20051029)
On Wed, 2 Nov 2005, Peter Rehley wrote:
> One really odd thing that I did notice on my windows 2000 machines was
> that when I do a 'ps -ef' many times in a row quickly, the
> test_configure script that I'm using dies...it either segfaults or I get
> fork: Resource Temporarily unavailable.
I've been recently plagued with a "resource temporarily unavailable"
(a.k.a. EBUSY) fork problem (on WinXP), with 1.5.18, snapshots, and
self-build DLLs. I don't know if it's related to what you're seeing.
The problem doesn't seem to be reproducible under gdb, but can be
reproduced under strace for long-running scripts. I hereby repeat my plea
to Cygwin developers for debugging suggestions -- what information would
be useful to put into the strace to help (me) track down the source of
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