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Re: Please try the latest snapshot -- it is close to cygwin 1.5.6

At 11:59 AM 12/24/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 24, 2003 at 10:29:51AM -0500, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>>On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 05:28:16PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> The subject says it all.
>>> I'm hoping to release cygwin 1.5.6 shortly after Christmas.
>>On WinMe the queue runner forked by the exim daemon still occasionally 
>>produces a popup indicating an error in Cygwin1.dll
>"a popup indicating an error".......?
>Not too helpful.

Here are a few more tidbits.
The exact popup text is:

Exim-4 has caused an error in CYGWIN1.DLL
Exim-4 will now close
If you continue to experience problems,
try restarting your computer <Close button>

ps shows the forked process in a normal state.

sysinternals shows it too. There is only one thread handle
and the pinfo mapped file is gone (it is still visible in the
parent). The cygwin & user mapped files are still there.

I tried stracing the child, but got the same popup for strace.
In previous trials I had failed to attach to the child from gdb.

After pushing the close button (on the child), I noticed 
that the parent (daemon) exim showed too many pinfos.
It had 7 pinfos mapped files, although it had no running child.
I then killed -9 it, there was no error message.

The exim log shows a few interesting things:

The last mention of the child pid was 
(that may be misleading, reuse is a possibility)
2003-12-24 13:29:08 Start queue run: pid=159063
2003-12-24 13:29:08 End queue run: pid=159063

At around the time when I started looking into it, I see

2003-12-24 15:35:26 Start queue run: pid=153375
2003-12-24 15:35:26 End queue run: pid=153375
2003-12-24 15:36:26 Start queue run: pid=34403247
2003-12-24 15:36:26 End queue run: pid=34403247

Note a 5 min gap here, then

2003-12-24 15:42:26 daemon: fork of queue-runner process failed: Resource
temporarily unavailable
2003-12-24 15:43:27 Start queue run: pid=176243
2003-12-24 15:43:27 End queue run: pid=176243
2003-12-24 15:44:27 Start queue run: pid=157315
2003-12-24 15:44:27 End queue run: pid=157315
2003-12-24 15:45:27 Start queue run: pid=153375
2003-12-24 15:45:27 End queue run: pid=153375
2003-12-24 15:46:27 Start queue run: pid=34403247
2003-12-24 15:46:27 End queue run: pid=34403247
2003-12-24 15:47:27 Start queue run: pid=178263
2003-12-24 15:47:27 End queue run: pid=178263
There is again a gap here.
Next is normal, I killed -9 the parent.
2003-12-24 15:54:23 50 select() failures: Bad file descriptor

There were no other gaps since 12:36:58, when I had started the


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