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Re: 1.7 fork errors in Win7

Luis P Caamano wrote:
I'm running 1.7.0-67 on Windows 7 64 bit:

$ uname -v
2009-11-27 15:38

and I'm getting sporadic for errors like this one:

$ svn commit -m "xxx yyy"
      2 [main] svn 5924 fork: child -1 - died waiting for longjmp
before initialization, retry 0, exit code 0xC0000005, errno 11
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: Can't create tunnel: Resource temporarily unavailable

This is not limited to svn of course, just one example.  My cygwin
environment is very usable as these are not that frequent but every
time I'm thinking all is well, one of these comes up to remind me it's

Is this a known issue?
Is there any information I can provide to help debug and fix this?
Is there anything I can do on my end to investigate the issue?

Thanks in advance for all your work on 1.7, it's looking good.

This "smells" like collisions with Windows dll's, which can happen somewhat randomly because of Address Space Randomization in recent Windows OSs. What fixes it for me is suitably rebasing all cygwin dll, so, and exe files appropriately.


/bin/rebase -d -b 0x61000000 -o 0x20000 -v -T <file with list of dll and so files> > rebase.out


/bin/peflags -d0 -v -T <file with list of dll and so files> > peflags-d.out
/bin/peflags -t0 -v -T <file with list of exe files>        > peflags-t.out

Corinna and others say that this should not be necessary, but I get problems
with certain forking programs if I don't do it. Note the -o flag, which makes
sure that items are far enough apart that certain metadata does not cause

Do read up on how to use rebase and peflags! They need to be called from ash,
not bash, since otherwise soe of the dll's will be open. Also, I have found
the need to drop one or two specific files from the list of *all* so, dll, and
exe files that I build with find, so do check the output, etc.

Regards -- Eliot Moss

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