Non-Cygwin slaves inside tmux

Robert Pendell
Wed May 27 10:57:00 GMT 2015

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:33 AM, David Macek <...> wrote:
> Hi.
> My testcase: run mintty-bash, run tmux inside and run netsh inside. Try to type.
> Result: horrible lags
> Expected result: it's possible to type normally
> I tried multiple Cygwin snapshots from the last 5 months, hoping that it could be a regression (therefore easily fixable), but all of them exhibit the same issue.
> A quick Google search didn't show any similar errors, so I'm reporting here in hope someone will be able to say "yeah, that's easy, let me fix that". :)
> Assuming I understand correctly the roles here -- bash does fork+exec(netsh) and Cygwin emulates that by creating a bash subprocess which creates a netsh subprocess; the bash process that is spawned to execute the native executable is creating threads and named pipes like crazy. Every few seconds a new pipe and thread pop up. All the old threads seem to be stuck in:
>  #0 0x00007ffad7f3120a in ntdll!ZwWaitForSingleObject () from /cygdrive/c/Windows/SYSTEM32/ntdll.dll
>  #1 0x00007ffad53b1118 in WaitForSingleObjectEx () from /cygdrive/c/Windows/system32/KERNELBASE.dll
>  #2 0x0000000180134cfb in muto::acquire (this=0x639363438, ms=ms@entry=4294967295) at /usr/src/debug/cygwin-2.0.2-1/winsup/cygwin/
>  #3 0x00000001800f9ed9 in lock_process (exiting=false, this=) at /usr/src/debug/cygwin-2.0.2-1/winsup/cygwin/sync.h:53
>  #4 commune_process (arg=0x6e7cb90) at /usr/src/debug/cygwin-2.0.2-1/winsup/cygwin/
> ... several other frames which are related to Cygwin threads, I assume ...
> strace shows tmux getting these:
> seterrno_from_win_error: /usr/src/ports/cygwin/cygwin-2.0.2-1.x86_64/src/newlib-cygwin/winsup/cygwin/ windows error 995
> --
> David Macek

Hmm... Error 995 is ERROR_OPERATION_ABORTED.  This could mean
something is blocking/killing it.  I don't use tmux locally on a
personal basis so while we wait for someone that does to see if the
issue is reproducible for them can you please *attach* a cygcheck.out
for your system and also check your system for BLODA just in case?

Robert Pendell
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