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RE: Bug in Cygwin-1.1.4 - cannot fork: No more processes

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guy T. Moore Jr. []
> Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 1:37 AM
> To:
> Subject: Bug in Cygwin-1.1.4 - cannot fork: No more processes 
> Bernard,
> Did you ever get any type of solution/workaround for this problem?

No, short of closing th eCygwin bash window :-(

> I get similar errors of 
> 	"make[5]: execvp: c:/Cygwin/bin/bash.exe: No more processes"
>  and am trying to narrow down a small test case so that the 
> Cygwin group can assist. 

Note that once I've got this error on B20.1 I usually can no more run *any*
command in the bash window; on cygwin-1.1.4 it seems a bit better as I can
run commands, but make runs will crash quite soon :-(

> It appears that when I go 6 shell levels deep that the problem
> occurs but I am unable to replicate, thus  far in a small test case...

May be due effectively to deep sh (ash in fact) nesting; looks like the
shared data section managed by cygwin1.dll gets corrupted one way or
another, perhaps when accessed in parallel by different threads/processes
(see below).

Note that the problem (in B20.1, I've never tried that in 1.1.4) seems a lot
more frequent if you open several bash windows to run jobs in parallel, to
the point I've had to advise users of my tools on NT *not* to open more than
one bash window as this eases things a lot: less crashes :-)

I'll try to set up again a cygwin-1.1.4 environment (My users are still
under B20.1 and th eversion of tools they use are not yet compatible with
1.1.4 -- they don't grok the /cygdrive/ prefix--, so I have to stay with
this one for a while) to test this on 1.1.4 and I'll keep you informed.

> Guy Moore
> OpenMarket



Bernard Dautrevaux
Microprocess Ingenierie
97 bis, rue de Colombes
Tel:	+33 (0) 1 47 68 80 80
Fax:	+33 (0) 1 47 88 97 85

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