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Re: The Big List of Dodgy Apps
On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 12:08:26PM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Dave Korn wrote:
>> As far as the fork() failures caused by being unable to recreate the parent
>> process' address space layout, I'm fairly sure there's absolutely zero we
>> could do about it.
>You're probably right, but it would at least be something that we could
>definitively point to and say "this is precisely why Foo breaks Cygwin,
>go talk to FooDevelopers" rather than "Foo does evil stuff." Or put in
>reverse, if Cygwin was doing something strange it would be a lot better
>to get a report of "Cygwin does X and Y specifically" rather than "me
>try use Cygwin and me Foo and me Foo no workie no more".
I'd strongly discourage trying to debug this problem since it would mean
far fewer opportunities to drink for the readers of this mailing list.
OTOH, fixing the problem in Cygwin is sort of attractive. I thought I
did just that for some firewall application a couple of years ago but
that turned out to be something like a ghost hippo sighting.