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Re: More pipe (and other) improvements in snapshot

On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 12:27:44AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 03:48:28PM +0100, Pavel Holejsovsky wrote:
>> wrote:
>>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 07:32:16AM -0500, Norman Vine wrote:
>>>>>Any 'tips' as to how to best debug this appreciated 
>>>>- Attach to the hung process with gdb and see where it is hung.
>>>>- Provide cygcheck output.
>>>>- Run under strace and see if you can infer where hangs or problems
>>>> are occurring.
>>The hung process (sed) is actually not hung, but connected to stdin 
>>instead of file. The root cause is that when config.status is processed 
>>by bash, then sometimes `` construct forgets all output, causing 
>>different generated file names to be empty, thus connecting sed to stdin 
>>instead of some file. Following command line reproduces the bug for me:
>>while true; do test "`echo foo`" = "foo" || echo failed; done
>>When this command is run inside bash, then "failed" lines appear quite 
>>regularly. The bug is reproducible only with /bin/bash, /bin/sh works 
>I meant to test the above before I made some more changes to cygwin
>to attempt to avoid data loss but I didn't get around to it.
>So, there is a snapshot up there which may or may not solve the problem.
>The above command doesn't die for me now, so I guess that's something.
>I'll check the prevous snapshot tomorrow to see if it actually fails for
>me.  I've been a little sick for a couple of weeks now and attempting to
>stay with my "work on real job in the day and cygwin at night" scenario
>is not working too well.
>In the meantime, please try the current snapshot.  It is probably
>slightly (but possibly unoticeably) slower but it should be very much
>less likely to lose data in a pipe.
>The latest snapshot also has some new inline assembly functions courtesy
>of some cygwin-developers (Gary R.  Van Sickle and Thomas Pfaff) which
>might cause a little bit of a boost, too.

Nevermind.  I just tried the current snapshot on my NT4 machien and it
puked all over the place.

I'll fix it tomorrow.  Please avoid this snapshot until then.


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