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Re: W7 and rebase [was "YA call for snapshot testing"]
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:49:18 -0500
- Subject: Re: W7 and rebase [was "YA call for snapshot testing"]
- References: <0105D5C1E0353146B1B222348B0411A20A51C567C3@NIHMLBX02.nih.gov>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 2/1/2012 9:43 PM, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
marco atzeri sent the following at Monday, January 30, 2012 3:20 PM
On 1/26/2012 1:07 PM, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
marco atzeri sent the following at Friday, January 20, 2012 3:49 AM
my 2c$ : As rebaseall is almost mandatory on W7/64 and we are always
suggesting it to anyone with fork problem,
My box was upgraded from XP Pro to W7 a couple of months ago. At the
beginning I was getting fork errors all the time when running scripts.
It eventually went away (mostly*), though I don't remember whether it
was as a result of something that knowingly did I did.
(* It is now rare enough to not be a problem in practice. I'll kill
the script and start over.)
The old guidance was that one shouldn't rebase unless one is told to.
My question is whether that has changed. Is it now, "rebase if you
Hi Barry, my guidance is rebasesall if you have fork errors.
My personal experience is that W7/64 is much more prone to such issue
than previous XP/32
Since I don't remember seeing the fork errors for a while - but would
prefer to never see them ever again - is there any risk to running
rebaseall? I'm concerned with "The old guidance was that one shouldn't
rebase unless one is told to." Is it different on W7?
If you're not seeing a problem now, you don't need to run rebaseall. If
you choose to run it anyway, so be it. Given the almost constant state
of flux of DLLs on Windows machines, running it isn't any kind of
perpetual guarantee though.
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>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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