getting cancelsynchronous IO error when starting mintty.exe from Windows XP desktop shortcut

Warren Young wyml@etr-usa.com
Thu Jul 28 21:39:00 GMT 2016


On Jul 27, 2016, at 10:00 PM, prabhakar gupta <gupta_prabhakar@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> After getting the "installation cocmpleted" message I double clicked on the MINTTY.EXE shortcut and go the following error:
> "The procedure entry point cancelsynchronousio could not be located in the dynamic link libraryKERNEL32.DLL”.

Indeed, that Windows API function does not exist on XP:

  https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/aa363794.aspx

Does this not show that the Cygwin DLL is trying to call it?

$ objdump -x /bin/cygwin1.dll | grep CancelSync
[22724](sec  2)(fl 0x00)(ty   0)(scl   2) (nx 0) 0x0000000000000ad0 _win32_CancelSynchronousIo
[23658](sec  2)(fl 0x00)(ty   0)(scl   2) (nx 0) 0x0000000000000ad0 CancelSynchronousIo


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