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Re: rebase problem for cygcurl-2.dll still existing?!

Robert Collins wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Nicholas Wourms
Sent: Wednesday, 17 July 2002 10:09 PM
To: Jason Tishler
Subject: Re: rebase problem for cygcurl-2.dll still existing?!

Jason Tishler wrote:

Is that a deficiency of cygwin as a whole, or just related
to the way

my DLL was built?)

Cygwin's fork() attempts to load DLLs in the child in the
same location

as in the parent.  If it fails, then the child aborts.

Other than the lack of someone writing the code, is there any reason why fork() can't automagically try another location? Is this even possible? Or does it go against the way Cygwin/Windows works?

It goes against the way fork works.
Take a pointer foo with value bar. After fork, *foo must equal *foo
before the fork. If bar points into a dll, and the dll is mapped
somewhere else, then after fork *foo != *foo before the fork.

Thank you, Rob.  That clears things up for me.  :-)


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