Failed assertion dialog box ATTN: Takashi Yano

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Thu Nov 19 18:30:20 GMT 2020


Am 19.11.2020 um 15:21 schrieb André Bleau via Cygwin:
> ...
> Here's some more info:
>
> It seems the bug is related to pseudo-console support; that explains why it is Windows 10 specific.
>
> Experiment:
>
> CYGWIN=disable_pcon /usr/bin/mintty &
>
> In the newly created window:
>
> $ ./a.exe </dev/null >output.txt 2>&1
> Aborted (core dumped)
>
> No message box popup.
>
> $ cat output.txt
> assertion "false" failed: file "assert.cpp", line 3, function: int main()
>
> In the original mintty window, with empty CYGWIN env variable:
>
> $ ./a.exe </dev/null >output.txt 2>&1
> Aborted (core dumped)
>
> A message box pops
>
> AND:
>
> $ cat output.txt
>
>   output.txt  is empty
>
> So, 2 problems here.
>
> In a CMD Window:
>
> set path=%PATH%D:\Cygwin\bin;
> a.exe <NUL: >outcmd.txt 2>&1
>        1 [main] a 759 cygwin_exception::open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to a.exe.stackdump
>
> type outcmd.txt
> assertion "false" failed: file "assert.cpp", line 3, function: int main()
>        1 [main] a 759 cygwin_exception::open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to a.exe.stackdump
>
> The bug could be in cygwin or in mintty. Maybe this is something that Thomas Wolff (mintty author) or Takashi Yano  (pseudo-console support expert) would want to look at.
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>
> OK, I opened an issue for mintty and it was quickly closed with that quote:
>
> "Quick generic answer: if it's caused by ConPTY support, it's not related to mintty; also mintty never shows any popups.
> Funny thing, though, but really: assert isn't handled by the terminal."
>
> So the issue can only be with pseudo-console support in cygwin.
It does not seem to happen in xterm which is weird.
It does however also happen in rxvt-unicode, xfce4-terminal, and vte.
The message text of the popup can be easily found in cygwin code.
Thomas


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