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Re: Need general snapshot testers/console buffer jumble

On 10/03/2014 11:11, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Mar 10 07:46, Marco Atzeri wrote:
On 10/03/2014 04:21, Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 09:25:02PM -0500, Steven Penny wrote:
On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:

Interesting problem.  Windows always surprises.

This should be fixed in the upcoming snapshot.


$ uname -svr
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 1.7.29s(0.272/5/3) 20140310 03:20:19

xwin still segfaults as for

I just tried the latest 32 bit snapshot:

   CYGWIN_NT-6.3-WOW64 1.7.29s(0.272/5/3) 20140310 03:20:19

and I can't reproduce this crash running startxwin.  I removed my
/etc/nsswitch.conf file to use the default settings throughout for the
passwd/group stuff for testing, but it also works fine with

   passwd: db
   group: db
   db_enum: all

What are you settings?  I also ran the same under a 64 bit Cygwin
built from CVS.  No crash either.


Hi Corinna,

I think it is due to the unusual history of my cygwin installation, that is triggering a corner case.

The system is installed on a USB disk and it migrated from
one computer to another, so some of old ACLs are not recognized from
one new system.

On AD aware snapshots:
$ uname -svr
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 1.7.29s(0.272/5/3) 20140310 03:20:19

$ ls -l nco-4.*.gz
ls: cannot access nco-4.3.9.tar.gz: Bad address
-rw-r--r-- 1 marco          root 5846624 Jan 29  2013 nco-4.2.5.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 Administrators None 4479960 Jan 30 00:07 nco-4.4.1.tar.gz

while on 1.7.29 branch snapshot
 $ uname -svr
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 1.7.29s(0.272/5/3) 20140309 23:12:54

$ ls -l nco-4.*.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 marco Administrators 5846624 Jan 29 2013 nco-4.2.5.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 marco ???????? 4418931 Dec 6 22:14 nco-4.3.9.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 Administrators None 4479960 Jan 30 00:07 nco-4.4.1.tar.gz

I am using the same /etc/passwd and /etc/group
and there is no /etc/nsswitch.conf file.

Using a old version of
SetACL by Helge Klein

I catched the ACL for two of the files:


SetACL finished successfully.

and looking on

new system /etc/group:

old system /etc/group:

the "bad address" error is coming from the the file with the
old ACL for "None" group.

I suspect the Xwin crash was due to some files under /tmp or /var that
had similar files, as making extensive use of
   chgrp.exe -R Administrators *

I have not anymore the segfault.


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