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RE: Novice Question


Your patch seems to overcome the issue( whatever it is... ) .. xterm window
now fires up

Is there anything further I can help you with ??

Thanks for your time


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon TURNEY [] 
Sent: Monday, 29 June 2009 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: Novice Question

Andy wrote:
> /opt/wip/cygport-svn/xorg-server/xorg-server-1.6.0-10/src/xorg-server-
> 1.6.0/
> os/access.c
> (gdb) p *ifr
> $1 = {ifa_next = 0x1447798, ifa_name = 0x14474c4 
> "{B8B51884-C69A-4592-B65D-89ABB3DCF18D}", ifa_flags = 69635,
>   ifa_addr = 0x14474f0, ifa_netmask = 0x14475f0, ifa_dstaddr = 0x0, 
> ifa_data = 0x0}


It seems that the (new for Cygwin 1.7) getifaddr() function can return
interfaces with IFF_BROADCAST & IFF_UP set, but no broadcast address, which
the X server assumes never happens

I'd guess this means you have a network interface with a slightly unusual
state (connected but no address configured perhaps?)

I've uploaded a new build of the X server with a small patch (attached)
applied which should avoid this crash, perhaps you could try and see if that
works any better...

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