ssh-agent fails to create socket

Mon Oct 17 11:04:00 GMT 2011

> I can reproduce this issue.  It's not that it can't create the socket,
> actually it does so, but for some reason it calls select and, when select
> returns, it decides to clean up and exit. 

On modified cygwin 1.7.9-1, the socket does not disappear 
(until shortly, 5 seconds?, after I type exit.) No problem with strace.

>  It's tricky to debug because
> ssh-agent has no debug mode and for some reason it doesn't occur under
> strace. 

Might this help ? 
   -d          Debug mode. 
   "ssh-agent -d" reacts to 
               SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-aGrJxZN880/agent.880 ssh u@host
    typed to other window.

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