Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu Jul 4 09:00:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Jul 04, 2002 at 01:52:59PM +0100, Chris January wrote:
>> Hello Chris,
>> Wednesday, July 03, 2002, 12:21:42 AM, you wrote:
>> CJ> Will this package actually appear on the mirrors in future or are
>> CJ> issues I am not aware of preventing this from happening?
>> Have you tried running the procps tools on current stock dll
>> (1.3.12-1) ? For me most of them seem to just hang - top, procps,
>> uptime, vmstat, w... havent tried the others.
>> Maybe this problem corelates with the fact that some of the /proc
>> files no longer contain information - see below:
>> Perhaps it has to do something with your last patch. I don't have time
>> to look at this right now though. I can send strace if you want.
>> The procps tools I'm using were downloaded from your site following
>> their anouncement on cygwin-apps.
>This is caused by the default alignment changing from 4 bytes to 8 bytes, as
>far as i can tell. Basically the size of structure passed to the NT system
>calls is not the size of structure the call expects, so it fails and the
>program (top, uptime, etc.) gets stuck in a loop trying to read data.
>I did add macros to ntdll.h to make sure the structures were aligned
>correctly, but then Chris changed the alignment back so I removed them. I
>shall let Chris comment on this.

Huh?  What alignments have I changed?  Pointers please.


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