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Re: [1.7] Updated: libsigsegv-2.6-1

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 02:23:51AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 04:35:12PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
>>>>I really don't like the games this package plays.  I'm halfway tempted
>>>>to just make it nonfunctional in Cygwin.
>>>It works just fine, especially now that it only uses SEH for stack
>>>overflow detection instead of assuming that all SEH faults imply
>>The point is that this is using an undocumented "interface" into
>>Cygwin.  If we decide to change anything in SEH handler, which we do
>>from time to time, this code is likely to break.  We are not likely to
>>keep libsigsegv in mind if we make future changes to the exception
>Well, this line of argument also leads to the suggestion that we should
>define a nice stable interface for it to use.  I haven't researched it
>in depth but if, as it appears, this is a real library used by real
>Linux apps to do a real job, and it is our goal to make those apps
>"just recompile and work" on Cygwin as they do on Linux, then we should
>give serious consideration to supporting libsigsegv and making what it
>wants to do possible for it.

There isn't any actionable thing that I can respond to in the above
other than to point out that it seems like seem like you weren't reading
the discussion very carefully.


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