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Re: HISTFILE in zsh
"Peter A. Castro" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, 23 Dec 2006, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> Greetings, Eli,
> (Sorry for the long delay, vacation, etc etc.)
> > I'm having the same problem that is described at
> > http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-12/msg00195.html
> > I'm surprised that it was reported in 2004 -- I use cygwin on several
> > machines with no problems, it's only a new one that is having the
> > above symptom.
> > (Which is related to saving/loading the history file -- `fc -R foo'
> > and `fc -W foo' also hang. Using strace, it looks like the problem is
> > some kind of an infinite loop that is related to a lock file for the
> > history file.)
> I've seen this reported before, but I still can't seem to reproduce
> it. Can you collect the system info as per
You mean running cygcheck as said there? I've put the results at
> In your debugging, what routine were you seeing the loop? Was it zsh
> code or cygwin code? Was it a system call returning a bad value? I'd
> like to track this down finally.
I'm not sure, it's probably best if someone who knows more about
zsh/cygwin will look -- so I've ran another straced zsh, and dumped
the result in the same place. (The bzipped file opens to about 50mb,
the fact that it compressed down to so little is a cute way to see
that something is stuck in an infinite loop...)
> Lastly, have you tried the latest cygwin snapshot?
It was there when I posted, so it's supposed to still be pretty
recent. I'm willing to try to update if you think it will help
(otherwise, I prefer to keep a working installation).
(BTW, I'm reading/posting through Gmane, so please CC me.)
((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x))) Eli Barzilay:
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