2001-06-28 CVS ash Background Win32 Process Hang Problem

Jason Tishler Jason.Tishler@dothill.com
Mon Jul 16 06:30:00 GMT 2001


On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 08:13:39PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 03:09:05PM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
> >On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 04:28:11PM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
> >> The problem does not occur in 1.3.2 -- so it has been introduced since
> >> that release.
> >
> >It appears that this problem was introduced somewhere between 1.3.2
> >(which uname -a indicates was built on 2001-05-20 23:28) and when the
> >2001-05-22 snapshot was built.  Unfortunately, even after reviewing the
> >CVS commit mailing list, I could not find the culprit.
> The problem is due to a bug in vfork.  I thought I'd reported that in
> the past.

While reading cygwin-cvs, I did see the following:


Now I understand why I'm seeing the problem starting with the first
snapshot after 1.3.2.

Should the build process default to turning off vfork (i.e.,
--enable-vfork=no) until the bug is fixed?


Jason Tishler
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