Trouble with ssh-agent (maybe opening socket?)

avadekar@certicom.com avadekar@certicom.com
Tue May 5 11:02:00 GMT 2009


I occasionally see something similar.  I can only describe it has managing to
log in and get ssh-add started by my first shell before windows has
sucessfully started something related to the network stack.  In this case, ssh
(and maybe any other cygwin socket programs) simply wont work.  I have to
either log out or maybe even reboot.  strace shows a socket operation blocking.

As long as I wait for the login process to finish (HD goes idle after login),
it never happens.

Its annoying because I can usually log in ssh out and read my mail then be done before windows even finished logging in.

This behaviour started last fall after a windows update, if I recall correctly.

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 06:15:45AM -0400, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May  5 10:03, Christian Anton wrote:
> > Now i have absolutely no idea what the problem is, i only see that ssh-agent 
> > starts to get crazy eating all cpu time it can get when ssh-add is trying to
> > access its socket.
> 
> I can't reproduce this problem.
> 
> > Do you have any idea how to debug this problem? It is really annoying to
> > work with ssh and entering the private key's password on every new
> > connection...
> 
> Maybe a BLODA problem? 
> See http://cygwin.com/1.7/faq/faq.using.html#faq.using.bloda
> 
> 
> Corinna
> 
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