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Bash sub-shell freezing in Midnight Commander
- From: Nate Bargmann <n0nb at n0nb dot us>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 11:08:10 -0500
- Subject: Bash sub-shell freezing in Midnight Commander
I'm relatively new to Cygwin and am using it to enhance portability of a
software package I help maintain. To be sure that a bug I was hitting
in my compilation was in my software package I updated Cygwin last week
and since then I have found that the sub-shell started by Midnight
Commander is apparently freezing.
I normally set mc for 'Lynx type motion', disable the hint bar, and have
the command bar visible. When mc starts a Bash prompt should appear in
the command bar but since the update it does not. I've tried
downgrading mc but that did not help. I have found that mc is
responsive until a directory change is called or an external command is
attempted from the command bar. I have found via Windows Task Manager
that the 'bash.exe' process instantly jumps to 99% CPU usage. Once that
process is killed mc functionality returns (I didn't test all functions)
although the command bar is dead and no external commands can be run.
I deleted all of mc's configuration from my Cygwin user's home directory
and that did not change any behavior, so I suspect a Bash issue. I've
not tried downgrading Bash to the 3.x version, however.
I haven't found this mentioned anywhere else, so I'm asking here.
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