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Re: patch cygrunsrv for running native win32 applications

On Thu, 13 Oct 2005, Danilo Turina wrote:

> Ooops...
> I use cygrunsrv to run Mercury32 (that, in addition to be a Win32
> Applicatio, is not a console application) and it works.
> Is there maybe some counter-effect that I don't know?

cygrunsrv should have no problems spawning a Windows app.  Logging and
termination are another story -- cygrunsrv will use POSIX signals.

IIRC, there is a cygwin stub for each spawned Windows task.  I don't
remember if this stub translates some POSIX signals to known Windows
signals -- if it does, you can specify those for cygrunsrv to use in
terminating the process.

If you don't care whether the process gets properly terminated on, say,
system shutdown or service stop, and if the process doesn't write anything
to stdout/stderr, I don't think there are other caveats here.

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