[64bit] emacs is unable to call subprocesses if display-time-mode is set

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Apr 3 19:04:00 GMT 2013

On Apr  3 14:00, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 4/3/2013 10:05 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Apr  3 09:49, Ken Brown wrote:
> >>On 4/3/2013 7:41 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>>On Apr  2 18:57, Ken Brown wrote:
> >>>>How did you figure out that the crash occurs in cmalloc?  I tried
> >>>>addr2line, but it gave me no information:
> >>>>
> >>>>$ addr2line -e /bin/cygwin1.dll 1800429F4
> >>>>??:?
> >>>
> >>>Are you sure the stackdump is from the same version of the Cygwin
> >>>DLL you're running now?
> >>
> >>I didn't get a stackdump.  I was relying on the following line from
> >>the strace output:
> >>
> >>   Process 4928, exception c0000005 at 00000001800429F4
> >>
> >>I just reproduced that today, with the same address, so there's no
> >>question of the DLL version.
> >
> >Hmm.  Did you install the cygwin-debuginfo package?  If all else
> >fails, try `addr2line -e /usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/cygwin1.dbg'.  I get
> >
> >   $ $ addr2line -e /usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/cygwin1.dbg 1800429F4
> >   /usr/src/debug/cygwin-1.7.18-15/winsup/cygwin/cygheap.cc:298
> Ah, that works.  I thought addr2line was supposed to know where to
> find cygwin1.dbg.
> >I can reproduce the issue but it's tricky to debug.  The exception
> >occurs in the forked process and GDB can't follow fork on Cygwin.
> >
> >Btw., can you create an emacs which is built without optimization
> >and non-stripped this would simplify debuigging a bit...
> It was already built without optimization.  I'm working on building
> a non-stripped version, but cygport isn't cooperating.  If you put
> "RESTRICT=strip" into the .cygport file, then cygport doesn't
> package the sources.  So you get a binary with debugging symbols,
> but you don't get the corresponding sources.
> I'll send Yaakov a patch, but in the meantime I'm working around
> this. It shouldn't be long.

I'm still debugging this and something is very fishy when building
the environment for a process-to-exec.  I tracked it down to a
specific string duplication in Cygwin's build_env function which
seems to overwrite administrative data on the cygheap for some
reason I didn't quite follow yet.

This may take some time...


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