Regression (last snapshot)

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Aug 1 16:04:00 GMT 2019

On Aug  1 10:38, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 8/1/19 10:30 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
> >>> OK, when xwin-xdg-menu launches an application, it creates two pipes 
> >>> and sets
> >>> the application's stdout and stderr to the write ends of those pipes.  
> > Well, I can't be sure that the pipes are responsible.  It's just that 
> > the existence of the pipes is the only difference I could spot between 
> > an ordinary terminal and a terminal started from xwin-xdg-menu.
> > 
> > Is it possible that the logging somehow slows things down or changes the 
> > buffering, so that the grep process takes longer to complete?  This 
> > would be consistent with my theory that the broken pipe error doesn't 
> > really represent a bug, but rather it reflects the fact that ls exits 
> > before grep has finished writing.
> Could it be a case of xwin-xdg-menu calling signal(SIGPIPE, SIG_IGN) or
> similar, and accidentally letting grep inherit the ignored SIGPIPE?

execve doesn't propagate the signal dispositions, they get reset to


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
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