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bash.exe: ***fatal error
- From: Lester Ingber <ingber at ingber dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:51:11 -0700
- Subject: bash.exe: ***fatal error
I thought it important enough to clarify item (4) below. The attachment
is in the previous posting.
Yesterday I installed the final version of SP3 on my XP Professional
system, which I downloaded via a link to the microsoft .exe via zdnet,
just an hour or so before it was announced that MS is working on a filter
to prevent updates to machines also running some retail software (not
on my machine). Everything is working fine, except for the issue below.
(1) Whenever I try to start a cygwin window via the default shortcut icon,
which points to C:\cygwin\cygwin.bat (which is the same since 2005),
I am getting
6 [main] ? (4596) C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe: ***fatal error -
couln't allocate heap, Win32 error 487, base 0x6D0000, top
0x6E0000, reserve_size 61440, allocatesize 65536, page_cost 4096
The PID 4596 of course changes with each attempt.
(2) If I try to start my X session via my long-time working script
/usr/local/bin/startxwin.sh (a path-modified /usr/X11R6/bin/startxwin.sh),
it fails the same way.
(3) If I start an X window via Xming, and use its menu to start a cygwin
cygwin execd "C:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -i"
this works just fine also.
(4) If I temporarily change a line in /cygwin.bat to use
sh --login -i
instead of the default
bash --login -i
and use the desktop shortcut to cygwin.bat, this also work OK.
Note these are same executables:
9:48:04 @lester:/bin% ls -l sh.exe bash.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 ingber Users 470528 Jan 3 20:17 bash.exe*
-rwxrwxrwx 1 ingber None 470528 Jan 3 20:17 sh.exe*
9:48:10 @lester:/bin% zdiff bash.exe sh.exe
(5) I have several .csh and .sh scripts in /usr/local/bin that are run via
schedules and these run just fine, e.g., updatedb.sh (just modifies the
default paths in /bin/upfatedb, but is run via `#! /bin/sh` on line 1).
I just ran updatedb.sh directly again from a window (started via (3)
above) and it works just fine. I also temporarily changed the first
line in my updatedb.sh to `#! /bin/bash` and this also seems to run OK.
I have tried, without any change in the problem:
(6) rebaseall via ash in a command window, which seems to have run just fine.
(7) reinstalling bash, cygrunsrv, cygutils, cygwin
(8) increasing memory by +512 in the 3 parameters in the registry
Any other suggestions?
I attach the output of `cygcheck -svr`.
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