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Re: From Microsoft: Windows 10 Console and Cygwin

Hi Michael,

On Apr 29 19:43, Michael DePaulo wrote:
> Hi, see bottom post.
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 4:06 PM, Corinna Vinschen
> <> wrote:
> > Hi Rich,
> >
> > nice to read from you.
> >
> > On Apr 29 19:01, Rich Eizenhoefer wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I'm the Program Manager at Microsoft for the updated Windows 10
> >> console. I searched the Cygwin FAQ and mailing list archives for
> >> issues related to Windows 10 and found an item about multiple windows
> >> which should already be fixed. We have received a couple reports about
> >> crashes when running on Windows 10 with the new console enabled. For
> >> example:
> >>
> >> "cygwin is dying when i run a bunch of the git tools. For example: >grep -rin log .\ 0 [main] us 0 init_cheap: VirtualAlloc pointer is null, Win32 error 487 AllocationBase 0x0, BaseAddress 0x68570000, RegionSize 0x3A0000, State 0x10000 C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\grep.exe: *** Couldn't reserve space for cygwin's heap, Win32 error 0"
> >
> > This error message is a bit weird.  For one thing, it would be nice if
> > you could give us a pointer to the message.  I'm not aware of such a bug
> > report.
> >
> > Also, this is about a non-Cygwin version of git as the path to the git
> > tools suggests.  On the other hand, if it's not a Cygwin version, the
> > error message itself only makes marginal sense.  So maybe it's a Cygwin
> > DLL as part of some third party package which is often outdated in
> > relation to the official Cygwin distro version.
> > [...]
> [...]
> Allow me to clarify.
> "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\" is "Git for Windows", AKA "msysgit":
> As explained on, it uses a MSys:
> And as explained on that, MSys is a fork of an old version of Cygwin.
> MSys's home page is here, it is part of the MinGW project:

Good to know.  The original Msys is so very old (based on Cygwin 1.3)
that we really don't have to care.  Cygwin comes with git anyway and
the newer fork MSYS2 comes with git, too.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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