occasional failure to look up

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Nov 26 21:45:00 GMT 2014

On Nov 25 20:22, Habermann, David (D) wrote:
> > Thanks.  Unfortunately it's not useful, because the actual problem
> > occurred inside Cygserver.  What I need would be the problem captured
> > by running cygserver from the command line like this:
> >  $ strace -o cygserver.trace /usr/sbin/cygserver -d 2> cygserver.stderr
> Strace output attached.  Also, I removed the dependencies and then
> confirmed that simply stopping the cygserver process and restarting it
> eliminates the problem (of course, after restarting the XWin and
> terminal sessions).  I had one additional thought...sometimes (like
> today) I work from home and wondered if perhaps a reboot without
> access to the network might cause the problem.  However, I cycled
> cygserver WITHOUT connecting to my VPN to the office, and the problem
> still went away, so apparently a network connection to the corporate
> AD server is not needed (probably uses my local cache, right?)

Maybe.  I inspected the strace output and it's puzzeling.  It shows
that cygserver had no connection to your DC, but it doesn't show even
a single, successful creation of a passwd or group entry.  Usually
these are printed when stracing.  I have still not the faintest
clue what's going on.  This is frustrating.  Let's pick this up after
the weekend, please.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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