cygwin stable and cvs snapshot - fork() bug

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Nov 5 15:57:00 GMT 2007


On Nov  5 16:17, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Nov  5 09:49, Lev Bishop wrote:
> > It indeed seems this is behaviour not described in SuSv3. But several
> > unices support (some variant of) this behaviour. At least linux,
> > freebsd, hp-ux, solaris 10 mention it in their man pages, and openbsd
> > and netbsd seem to implement it that way even though they don't
> > describe it in the man pages.
> 
> Yeah, we're using the FreeBSD code so the behaviour is already as
> in Linux, as I mentioned in my previous mail.
> 
> > A further linux extension: In addition to all the above, Linux goes
> > even further and still allows you to attach the segment even after
> > marking it for deletion.
> > [...]
> > Freebsd (since version 5.2) has a sysctl kern.ipc.shm_allow_removed
> > which seems to allow you to force the linux behaviour on this issue.
> > Openbsd automatically does it (only) when running linux binaries via
> > compat_linux(8).
> 
> Since we're using FreeBSD code, there's a variable shm_allow_removed in
> the code already which allows this behaviour.  There's just no way right
> now to set it.  It's always zero.  It would be quite easy to add a
> cygserver.conf setting for this, though.

I've applied two patches which change shmctl(IPC_RMID) to the BSD/Linux
behaviour as well as adding a kern.ipc.shm_allow_removed option to the
/etc/cygserver.conf file.  Please give it a try.


Corinna

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