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Re: Please test the latest developer's snapshot

On Nov  7 17:50, Michael Schaap wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >The latest developer snapshot from contains
> >a couple of patches which are supposed to get Cygwin running better on
> >the upcoming Windows Vista.
> >
> >The important change here is a slightly different memory allocation
> >scheme.  I'd like to hear if this version still runs fine on all OSes,
> >not only on Vista so I'd appreciate some feedback in terms of memory
> >allocation problems.  Please look for messages as "fixup_mmap_after_fork
> >failed", "couldn't allocate heap", stuff like that.
> >
> >The new memory allocation scheme could result in the necessity to rebase
> >again.  The usual base address of 0x70000000 for rebase *might* result
> >in problems with applications using mmap and runtime loaded DLLs.  So,
> >if you get such a problem, please call rebase(all) with a base addresses
> >of, say, 0x65000000 and try again.
> >
> I've been running with this snapshot on my brand new Vista RC2 dual-boot 
> for a few days, and FWIW, I haven't had any problems with it.  (With 
> 1.5.21, I got the above errors all the time.)
> I'm not doing anything special with it, though - I'm just running a zsh 
> shell in rxvt-unicode, and doing the usual shell stuff.  Oh, and I'm 
> editing with gvim.
> (I'm not using the Cygwin/X server, though, but running Cygwin X clients 
> on an Xming server.)
> After reinstalling I rebase-all'ed using the default parameters, no 
> problems.

Good to know, thanks.

> Thanks for making my Vista install bearable!  :-)

You're welcome.  Enjoy :)


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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