wait_subproc failures in 2002-Feb-10 snapshot

Jason Tishler jason@tishler.net
Wed Feb 20 05:42:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 12:29:38PM -0500, Jason Tishler wrote:
> Since upgrading to the 2002-Feb-10 snapshot (for the PostgreSQL fix),
> I have been getting the following transient error messages from my
> fetchmail daemon (i.e., NT service via cygrunsrv):
>       0 [proc] fetchmail 820 wait_subproc: wait failed. nchildren 1, wait 1000, Win32 error 6
>   30172 [proc] fetchmail 820 wait_subproc: nchildren 1, event[1] 0x14, pchildren[0] 0x1AE60000, events[0] 0x230, Win32 error 6
>   50549 [proc] fetchmail 820 wait_subproc: pid 2236, dwProcessId 2236, hProcess 0x14, progname 'C:\cygwin\bin\sh.exe'
> After the above occurs, fetchmail is wedged.  If I restart fetchmail, then
> it is OK for a while. However, it eventually hangs in the same way again.

The above problem is fixed in the 2002-Feb-19 snapshot.  Specifically,
the fix is the following:


with the corresponding ChangeLog entry:

    2002-02-19  Christopher Faylor  <cgf@redhat.com>
        * security.cc (create_token): Initialize token so that it is
        not tested for bogus value later.  ...

Many thanks to Chris for helping to track down and resolve this problem.


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