cygrunsrv - services enters stopped state if underlying program exits or is killed - doesn't auto restart

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Jan 30 18:19:00 GMT 2015

On Jan 29 10:11, Kizito Porta Balanyà wrote:
> 2015-01-28 21:43 GMT+01:00 Corinna Vinschen <>:
> > There's certainly room for improvement in cygrunsrv.  It's showing its
> > age, most of the code is unchanged since Cygwin still supported NT4.
> > It's not using the QueryServiceConfig2/ChangeServiceConfig2 functions at
> > all.
> >
> > I wouldn't be too unhappy about a developer having fun to improve
> > cygrunsrv...
> Hello, I can't develop it. I don't have the level. But ...
> Perhaps the author of nssm can do it ( I could send
> an email to him ... for example .....

Thanks, but that doesn't make much sense, I think.  He's having his own
project so why should he have fun to work on cygrunsrv?

I'm rather looking for people using and (hopefully) liking Cygwin which
have a bit of developer experience and a bit of spare time to hack away
on stuff.  Cygwrunsrv, Setup, Cygwin itself, there's a lot of code and
a lot of developer niches in which to do something helpful.

Cygrunsrv is a fairly small project, for instance, and it should be
pretty easy to understand and it might be a good starting point for
somebody interested in helping an open source project along.

If nobody's beats me to it, I will certainly work on the cygrunsrv thingy
which triggered this discussion in the next couple of months.


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