1.7.5: Occasional failure of CreatePipe or signal handing due to thread-unsafe code in cwdstuff::set

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Aug 11 05:44:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 09:53:46PM +0000, John Carey wrote:
>Thanks for the test case for the CreateFile() problem; I used it to
>create the following test, in which Windows 7 CreateFile() fails with
>ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE even when using a stock Cygwin 1.7.5 DLL:

As Corinna said:  If you are mixing Windows calls with cygwin calls you
are far into unsupported territory.  Cygwin isn't designed to let you
seamlessly intermix things like pthreads/signals and the Windows API

If you can demonstrate a problem with pure Cygwin calls then go ahead
and post a test case.  Otherwise, I don't see this as an issue that
needs to be addressed.


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