Updated: [experimental] cygwin-1.5.25-10

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sun Mar 2 12:54:00 GMT 2008


I've uploaded another test version of the Cygwin DLL and its utilities,
version 1.5.25-10. 

The main purpose of this update is to allow Cygwin to run correctly on
Windows 2008 Server.  A change in the exception handling in Windows 2008
Server requires to change the exception handling in the Cygwin DLL as
well, otherwise an exception in a Cygwin process results in an endless
loop in the OS, taking 100% CPU.  I reported this problem upstream.

News: The problem has been confirmed to be a missing check in one of
the OS DLLs.

Apart from that, this new release contains a couple of additional fixes
which cropped up in the last two months.

Please give it a test. 

The official release will be delayed for a couple of days.  A patch
to fflush/ftell sent to the newlib list looks serious enough to be
considered for inclusion into 1.5.25.

Changes since version 1.5.25-9:

- Another change in exception handling.

Changes since version 1.5.25-8:

- Revert to the former Linux-like behaviour in exception handling.

Changes since version 1.5.25-7:

- Allow cygcheck to run on Windows 9x again.

- Fix testing for Samba shares to use more reliable test available with
  upcoming versions of Samba (3.0.28a, 3.2.0).

- Change exception handling to run under Windows 2008 Server.

- Fix a crash when creating stackdumps on Windows XP x64 Edition and
  Windows 2003 Server x64 Edition.

- Fix pthread_kill to deal with signal 0 as per POSIX.

- Fix ambiguity in thread signal mask handling.

- Try harder to make a pipe into a full-cygwin device.

- Fix strtod to handle incomplete hex strings correctly.


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions, then look for
'cygwin' in the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).  You
will need to use the 'Exp' radio button to get the test version.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list.  See http://cygwin.com/lists.html for details.

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Corinna Vinschen
Red Hat



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