Question about cygwin-1.5.25-11 release notes

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Sep 26 17:11:00 GMT 2008


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 11:33:30AM -0500, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>Sean Daley wrote:
>>I've got a quick question regarding one of the bullet points on the
>>release of cygwin-1.5.25-11.  - Fix a crash when creating stackdumps on
>>Windows XP x64 Edition and Windows 2003 Server x64 Edition.  When it
>>says crash, does that mean that the 2003x64 OS actually crashes or a
>>cygwin app will crash on 2003x64?
>
>(Hopefully someone will chime in with a more authoritative answer,
>but...)
>
>Cygwin runs fine for me on 2k3 x64, so if you're worried that it just
>crashes in general, it doesn't.
>
>I'm guessing that means things that are supposed to non-destructively
>create stack traces (e.g.  gdb) would crash, or possibly that the trace
>you get when something crashes for some other reason would cause a
>second crash (such that you don't get the trace).
>
>As we were discussing earlier, userspace apps should not be able to
>take out the OS :-), and since I'm not aware of anything in Cygwin that
>tries to run in kernel space, any OS crashes would not be Cygwin's
>fault.

How dare you imply that all cygwin developers are lazy slackers who
don't care if their crappy software inconveniences users with a BSOD?
If I had that kind of attitude I'm sure my dog would notice and pee on
my leg, my landlord would evict me, and my citizenship would be revoked.

BSOD?  Huh?  Now I'm annoyed at myself for using a well-known acronym.

cgf



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