[f]statvfs (was Re: bug in statfs)

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu Dec 4 21:42:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 03:17:37PM -0600, Brian Ford wrote:
>On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 12:52:31PM -0600, Brian Ford wrote:
>> >PS. I'm still seeing random silent "deaths" with the current cvs
>> >cygwin1.dll.  Long configure scripts randomly stop in the middle.
>> >Re-running them, they might complete, or they might stop in a different
>> >spot.  Even configuring/compiling Cygwin again is then a hit and miss
>> >proposition.  Does anyone else see this or have an idea how to debug it?
>> set CYGWIN=error_start=x:\path\gdb
>> I doubt that they are just silent exits.
>ford@fordpc ~/downloads/ddd-3.3.8
>$ ./configure
>checking build system type... i686-pc-cygwin
>checking host system type... i686-pc-cygwin
>checking target system type... i686-pc-cygwin
>checking for product name... DDD 3.3.8 "Cinnamon"
>checking for expiration date... no
>checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
>checking whether build environment is sane... yes
>checking for gawk... gawk
>checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
>checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... (cached) yes
>checking for style of include used by make... GNU
>checking for gcc... gcc
>checking for C compiler default output... a.exe
>checking whether the C compiler works... yes
>checking whether we are cross compiling... no
>checking for suffix of executables... .exe
>checking for suffix of object files...
>ford@fordpc ~/downloads/ddd-3.3.8
>$ echo $CYGWIN
>tty ntsec error_start=G:\cygwin\bin\gdb.exe
>Did I miss something, or what next?

If I was doing this, I'd 1) make sure that error_start was working
correctly, 2) run it under strace, or 3) run the configure shell under

However, I really don't want to get involved in a "now try this" type of
exercise.  If I have to do all of the thinking for a debugging session I
might as well try to duplicate the problem myself and debug it myself.


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