Outstanding issues with current DLL?

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Mon Mar 12 04:18:00 GMT 2001

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 02:41:14PM -0500, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 01:17:30PM -0500, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >> >Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> >>I could use a little more detail, however, like when this started
> >> >>failing.  It sounds like this could be related to Egor's changes to pty
> >> >>handling or, if this is very recent, to my signal handling changes.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >Sometime between 2/28 and 3/06, IIRC.  I could have been using a 2/23
> >> >prior to the 3/06 update though.  I really haven't had spare cycles for
> >> >tracking down problems recently.  Wish I could help find this problem.
> >> >It is definitely a race condition.  I just had one happen and started
> >> >another process while the other was hung just fine.
> >>
> >> Can you detail the series of events that led to the hang?  Were you typing
> >> anything?  Or did it just hang immediately on starting bash via rxvt?
> >>
> >> I don't use rxvt routinely but it sounds like I should be able to duplicate
> >> this.
> >>
> >
> >The hang happens after clicking on the icon on the desktop.  I've always
> >awaited for a bash prompt that never returns.  The first time it
> >happened was right after I installed after building on 3/06.  It
> >mysteriously went away and I've had it happen occasionally ever since.
> Ok.  I just tried about 40 times to duplicate this and was unable to do
> so.  Could you send a cygcheck -r -s -v?

40 should have been ample as my ratio is 1 in 10.  The cygcheck output
is attached.

> Also, just on a hunch, could you try typing commands in the rxvt window
> and see if anything displays?  I've just had something similar to this
> happen to me.  bash appeared to be hung but it was actually not recognizing
> that it was running in a cygwin tty so it didn't display any prompt.

It's rxvt that is getting hung not bash.  When moving the mouse cursor
over the rxvt window the mouse cursor moves to the busy/wait pointer. 
Nothing can be processed in that window.  I know bash isn't hung because
I've attached to it.  I'll CVS update soon and do another build to see
what happens.  I'll include the debugging symbols this time.


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