Bash crashes in any if statement on high compute x-large EC2 instance (cygwin 1.5.25-15)

Tim Garton
Mon May 11 03:32:00 GMT 2009

I am able to repro this every time:

1. Launch a Windows Server 2003 x64 image (I used ami-dc4daab5) on a high 
compute x-large (c1.xlarge) instance of EC2.
2. Install the default cygwin
3. Open up a bash shell
4. Type 'if [ "1" == "1" ]; then echo hello; fi'
5. Watch bash crash

I looked through the faq and archives and couldn't see anything else about 
this.  I speculate that it has something to do with xen and the underlying 
hardware, because the above steps have no problem if you do everything 
exactly the same but launch a medium compute large (m1.large) instance. 
The main difference I can see between the two insance types is the medium 
has an AMD Opteron processor and the high compute one has a Xeon (E5345) 


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