mintty hangs when started from desktop shortcut (was: [ANNOUNCEMENT] cygwin 3.1.4-1)

Achim Gratz
Wed Feb 19 20:30:00 GMT 2020

Corinna Vinschen writes:
> The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:
> * cygwin-3.1.4-1
> * cygwin-devel-3.1.4-1
> * cygwin-doc-3.1.4-1

Unfortunately the problem that I reported already for the 3.1.0 release
persists.  When starting mintty from a desktop shortcut as I usually do,
it hangs while consuming one CPU.

My previous workaround no longer works interestingly enough, so starting
mintty from a Cygwin shell started in cmd via cygwin.bat now _also_
hangs in the same way.  As before, starting any non-Cygwin program like
cmd or strace with the mintty shortcut works correctly and mintty
doesn't hang.

The new workaround is to start a mintty with cmd inside, then from this
cmd run the command that I'd usually invoke via the desktop shortcut
(i.e another mintty with my login shell).  That works and I can then
work in that mintty without any problems (and close the first one).

This _only_ happens on my work laptop (Windows Enterprise 1803).

It doesn't happen on a system with Windows Server 2016 (that's 1607 I
think) nor does it happen on Windows Pro 1909 or Windows Home 8.1.

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