System-wide mutexes and pthreads

Robert Collins
Thu Jun 13 07:23:00 GMT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Conrad Scott
> Sent: Thursday, 13 June 2002 8:51 AM

> My only thought on this was that not depending on the cygwin 
> dll might give
> us the flexibility if we wanted cygserver to be started 
> before any cygwin
> processes (and it can't start before itself . . .). Then again I can't
> imagine what sort of requirement there might be for that.

I can't either. Lets cross that bridge IFF we need to. We can always
copy out any cygwin core code that's needed.
> More pertinently we should think about making sure that at 
> least some things
> work if the daemon is killed and re-started while there are 
> cygwin programs
> running. But I don't think that's an immediate concern.

This is orthogonal: whether cygserver uses cygwin1.dll or not, killing
cygserver will affect all other cygwin process in the same fashion.


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