Windows 10 updates causes fork retry no child processes

Marco Atzeri
Thu Nov 3 07:02:00 GMT 2016

On 03/11/2016 07:06, Gerry Reno wrote:

>> in this case indicating Windows has not been (auto)restarted since
>> the update.
>> If you don't use mintty, you could do this in an ash or dash script
>> at Windows login, which does the rebase-trigger then exec rebaseall,
>> so no other process is running using Cygwin.
>> If you use Cygwin mintty you would have to do the equivalent from a
>> cmd or PowerShell script before launching any Cygwin process.
>> If your client systems run Windows Enterprise or Education or use
>> SCCM instead of Windows Update, details may need to be changed.
> The users cannot do anything with Cygwin.
> And the client machines are out in the field and not even connected to a network.
> What is needed is for Cygwin itself to detect and manage the situation.

than it was chosen the wrong system.
Instead of W10 + Cygwin a Linux system was more indicated.

Cygwin can not avoid that other programs, poorly written,
interfere with it.

You need to get rid of them.


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