1.7.5: Occasional failure of CreatePipe or signal handing due to thread-unsafe code in cwdstuff::set

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Aug 12 13:30:00 GMT 2010

On Aug 12 14:15, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 12 August 2010 13:50, Earnie wrote:
> > Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>
> >>  Or don't start the Win32 app at all if the path is not valid. However
> >>  we have to call SetCurrentDirectory at least once, for the first
> >>  Cygwin app, into a spot it doesn't block the aforementioned rmdir.
> Uh oh, that might cause additional aggro.
> >>  C:\ comes to mind.  It's the one directory which always exists and
> >>  it's not removable anyway.
> >>
> >
> > That should be SYSTEMDRIVE and not a hard C:\.  There is no guarantee that
> > C: drive is present.
> Or the Cygwin base directory? Or /bin, i.e. the directory the DLL is
> in? These couldn't be deleted anyway, and it'd be slighty less
> catastrophic if things went wrong there ...

Another advantage: We get the Cygwin root dir for free


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