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Re: BLODA detection code in latest snapshot

On Feb 29 09:51, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> On 27/02/2012 7:26 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Hi folks,
> >
> >
> >I've just uploaded a new snapshot "2012-02-27 12:04:23 UTC".  It
> >contains two code snippets which are supposed to help diagnosing BLODA
> >problems.
> >
> >If you set the environment variable CYGWIN to "detect_bloda" and then
> >start a Cygwin process (bash or so), then Cygwin will detect two types
> >of anomalies:
> >[...]
> Would it be a good idea to update the FAQ's bloda entry with this
> info? Sure, it's probably going to give occasional false positives
> and/or negatives, but it would definitely catch the obvious cases
> and give a quick test for claims of bloda-free systems. You'd almost
> want a new cygcheck -b option that could fork off a process or two
> with detect_bloda active and capture any output that results.

Of course I will document this at one point.  So far I just didn't.
I doubt that the cygcheck -b would be useful, though.  Just call

  $ export CYGWIN=detect_bloda some_executable

and you get what you want.


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

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