cat /proc/version mainly broken

Alexander Kleinsorge
Mon Mar 18 10:05:00 GMT 2019

Hi Cygwin,
there is an Issue wit "cat /proc/version" (tested on 2 different Windows 
7, 64 bit PC, both had no issue some month ago).

$ cat /proc/version
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW version vaÜð0aìð0aìð0a0Ç0aìð0a (corinna@calimero) (gcc 
version 7.4.0 20181206 (Fedora Cygwin 7.4.0-1) (GCC) ) Z

update to 3.0.4-1 (not sure what was before, as proc/version is hiding 

$ cat /proc/version
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW version †aÜð0aìð0aìð0a0Ç0aìð0a (corinna@calimero) (gcc 
version 7.4.0 20181206 (Fedora Cygwin 7.4.0-1) (GCC) ) Z

I test this every some month, and it always worked fine for years, but 
now it is broken with at least 3.x.x on different Windows-7 PC (also 
different Admin).
Either a Windows-7-Ipdate from Microsoft or a Cygwin-Update changed 
something here.

Who can confirm the issue? It should be easy to find out what is going 
on then.

Thanks, Alex

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