bash: Strange behavior when a program crashes

Frank Redeker
Wed Oct 29 12:22:00 GMT 2008

Operating System:

Windows XP SP 3 with DEP enabled

$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 TYR 1.5.25(0.156/4/2) 2008-06-12 19:34 i686 Cygwin

$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.39(20)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

When I execute a non-cygwin executable from the bash and the program
crashes with an exception raised (e.g. access violation), the bash
doesn't return immediately. Instead the crashed program is executed 4
more times before the bash finally returns.

This behavior is reproducible with the attached code compiled with the
free Borland compiler.

If the example is executed, the output of `fprintf` is only shown once,
but the messagebox is shown 5 times.

Any ideas?

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