20120523: bug in fork/exec
Wed May 30 15:53:00 GMT 2012
On May 29 11:40, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May 25 15:10, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> > On 2012-05-25 04:40, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >On May 25 03:26, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> > >>With the 20120523 snapshot, if a process attempts to fork/exec
> > >
> > >Which snapshot shows this effect first?
> > Ouch, it starts with 20120309.
> Thanks. That would mean a single change is the culprit, but I need
> a way to reproduce the problem to be able to fix it (other than just
> reverting the patch).
> > FWIW, here is the fork() code I discovered this with:
> > http://git.gnome.org/browse/glib/tree/glib/gspawn.c?id=2.32.3
> That's a bit heavy as far as testcases go. Thing is, I can't reproduce
> it. If that's a generic problem, shouldn't this also occur when trying
> to start a program from bash or tcsh? I deliberately removed a DLL from
> my system, but there is no hang at all when trying to start an affected
> Can you please provide a simple testcase? If you can reproduce it with
> given binaries from the distro, I don't need source code, just the steps
> and the names of the binaries to reproduce.
Never mind. I found the problem and just checked in a patch. I'll
create a new snapshot shortly. Please test.
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