Has anyone collected a summary of cygwin vs Windows 7 64 bit outstanding issues?

Bill Ross photoriot@yahoo.com
Wed May 23 17:19:00 GMT 2012

On 5/23/2012 9:24 AM, Larry W. Virden wrote:
> We are trying to make use of cygwin in several ways
on Windows 7 
> 64-bit desktops.
> One of the first things we have noticed is that
there are a lot of 
> processes sitting on the desktop that appear to be
related to cygwin 
> that we didn't see previously on 32 bit XP.
> For instance, if we open a bash console, perform an
ssh to another 
> machine, do some work, then close the window, the
bash and ssh still 
> seem to be listed when we look at the windows 7 task
I have 64-bit Win7 with cygwin, and after a while this
sort of thing runs out of resources (errno 11) until I reboot (and then starts
up after a few ok runs, as just now):
$ find . -name "*.java" | while read i ; do
> echo %%%% $i >> x
> grep foob $i >> x
> done
375832787 [main] -bash 6020 fork: child -1 - forked
process died unexpectedly, retry 0, exit code -1073741819, errno 11
-bash: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
-bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable
And I think I have noticed lots of bash processes hanging
around, though not in this instance.
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 mybox 1.7.13(0.260/5/3) 2012-04-05
12:43 i686 Cygwin

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