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Re: ASLR breaks cygwin

On Jun  6 15:43, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 6/6/2013 1:27 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jun  6 11:06, Warren Young wrote:
> >>On 6/6/2013 10:52, Dan Kegel wrote:
> >>>
> >>>I wonder if we could get them to recognize the parent-child
> >>>relationship somehow, and keep the same address space
> >>>in the child.
> >>>
> >>>Just kidding.   Hell would sooner freeze over.
> >>
> >>I don't know about that.  For a long time, they had a bigger
> >>conflict of interest with Cygwin due to SFU/SUA/Interix and the
> >>POSIX subsystem. They announced SUA's doom a couple of years ago[1]
> >>and the need for a separate native POSIX API is gone[2].  I even
> >>recall reading on this list that Microsoft now recommends Cygwin, at
> >>least unofficially.
> >>
> >>Perhaps Microsoft now has some incentive to create a native fork(2)
> >>like call in their OS that Cygwin could use.  (Or something close
> >>enough, like Linux's clone(2).)
> >
> >The problem is not the call.  Such a call exists, since Vista even
> >one with very simple usage.  The problem is that this call has
> >been created for SUA, and some Win32 libs as well as the console
> >subsystem don't work with this call because there never have been
> >made provisions for a fork call in the Win32 libs.  Chances for
> >a change are rather low.
> So I should put away my ice-skates and pitchforks?  Wait, was that
> a pun? ;-)

Sorry, I don't get the ice-skates pun.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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