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RE: bash and CSRSS consuming 100% of CPU

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- -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Christopher Faylor
> Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 12:32 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: bash and CSRSS consuming 100% of CPU
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 05:28:04PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> >On 19 June 2006 17:13, wrote:
> >
> >> p.s.  To answer Brett's question:  Yes, I am running virus and spyware
> >> protection software.  I run Symantec AntiVirus Corporate
> Edition, Program
> >> version and scan engine  I run this at least once a
> >> week and I keep the virus definition file up-to-date (currently have
> >> version 6/14/2006 rev. 35).  I also run (at least once a week)
> Webroot Spy
> >> Sweeper, Program Version 4.5.3 (Build 560) with spyware
> definitions v 701,
> >> last updated 6/16/06.  I ran both of these Friday night on the affected
> >> machine, and it came up clean.
> >
> >  10 to 1 it's Symantec doing it.  Can you thoroughly disable it and try
> >again?
> OTOH, it is probably this:
>     Cygwin DLL version info:
>         DLL version: 1.5.19
>         DLL epoch: 19
>         DLL bad signal mask: 19005
>         DLL old termios: 5
>         DLL malloc env: 28
>         API major: 0
>         API minor: 150
>         Shared data: 4
>         DLL identifier: cygwin1
>         Mount registry: 2
>         Cygnus registry name: Cygnus Solutions
>         Cygwin registry name: Cygwin
>         Program options name: Program Options
>         Cygwin mount registry name: mounts v2
>         Cygdrive flags: cygdrive flags
>         Cygdrive prefix: cygdrive prefix
>         Cygdrive default prefix:
>         Build date: Fri Jan 20 13:28:43 EST 2006
>         CVS tag: cr-0x5ef
>         Shared id: cygwin1S4
> i.e., this isn't a snapshot version of the DLL.
> Is it possible that the OP transferred things into, e.g.,
> c:\cygwin\usr\bin
> rather than c:\cygwin\bin?
> cgf

Science Guy then writes:
>Hey, my message, which I had been trying to post since early Saturday
morning, finally made it through.  That was a struggle >...
>To answer some issues that have come up since then, Linda Walsh asked about
"procexp" (Process Explorer).  Since I never
>heard of this program, I assume I am not using it.
>Somebody else mentioned Windows Update.  The affected machine is on
automatic Windows Update.  In fact, I have a list of
>Microsoft updates that have come in recently but cannot be installed for
some arcane reason.  I have not resolved this
>problem yet, and this is the first time I have ever had trouble installing
MS updates.  Don't know whether this is related
>to the cygwin bash & CSRSS problem, but the coincidence is interesting.
>Now I see Dave Korn's suggestion about disabling Symantec.  I'll look into
that.  Thanks.
>- -- Joe

I don't think that I have ever suggested this, but here goes.
- ---
In my case, I formerly used bash, but after I changed some things, I got
Cygwin to work in the Z-Shell.  Note that it doesn't invoke sh, just like
bash does.  Edit the part in cygwin.bat that reads:
bash --login -i

(That can also be bash -l -i)

and change that to:
zsh -l -i

Cygwin will now start up in the Z-Shell with those modifications.
- ---
The reason for the Z-Shell, if Dave, cgf, or Corinna is asking, is because
bash may be a little buggy.  The only problem that I know of (yours) is
reported against bash (perhaps anybody would like to reference more bash
problems???), and a problem has been reported against pdksh (ksh).  No
problems that I know of have been reported against ash, tcsh, or zsh.

And yes, please disable Symantec, as Dave said, since security
suites/products are a pain in the neck for Cygwin!

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