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Re: Setup hangs in postinstall
- From: Michael Robbert <mrobbert at Mines dot EDU>
- To: Antoine Labour <antoine dot labour at m4x dot org>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 13:00:34 -0700
- Subject: Re: Setup hangs in postinstall
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Antoine Labour wrote:
Actually, I still do believe it's the same problem. In some other mails
I specified it happens also on single CPU machines. I think other people
have been able to reproduce it as well. The fact I expose it in a loop
is because the hang is random. It also sometimes happen in a non-loop
environment. I suspect a nasty race condition which depends heavily on
the system scheduling, so in your case the same problem might happen
In any case, I tried my small test case with zsh too, same result : hang
after a few iterations.
I'm sorry, you're probably correct.
Some new information I got today. I found another user on our campus
that is having the problem on two different machines, but not a third.
All of them running Windows XP. So far every machine I have seen it on
is running XP and is a recent new install of Cygwin. Does anybody think
that they could get closer to a solution if I were to provide you with a
machine to play with remotely where the problem happens every time?
Also, Is this the only place for bug reporting for Cygwin? I can't find
any actual bug database like bugzilla to get this officially reported.
Michael "Murph" Robbert
System Administrator for Math/CS
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401-1887
Office phone: 303-273-3786
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