ASLR breaks cygwin

Warren Young
Thu Jun 6 17:06:00 GMT 2013

On 6/6/2013 10:52, Dan Kegel wrote:
> I wonder if we could get them to recognize the parent-child
> relationship somehow, and keep the same address space
> in the child.
> Just kidding.   Hell would sooner freeze over.

I don't know about that.  For a long time, they had a bigger conflict of 
interest with Cygwin due to SFU/SUA/Interix and the POSIX subsystem. 
They announced SUA's doom a couple of years ago[1] and the need for a 
separate native POSIX API is gone[2].  I even recall reading on this 
list that Microsoft now recommends Cygwin, at least unofficially.

Perhaps Microsoft now has some incentive to create a native fork(2) like 
call in their OS that Cygwin could use.  (Or something close enough, 
like Linux's clone(2).)


[2] Presumably, gone with the 90's, when government contracts would 
sometimes require POSIX compatibility.

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