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Re: Some programs (vi, ssh) crash when screen buffer height is big
- From: Warren Young <wyml at etr-usa dot com>
- To: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:45:28 -0600
- Subject: Re: Some programs (vi, ssh) crash when screen buffer height is big
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On Aug 20, 2015, at 10:34 AM, Sous Lesquels <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I don't think this message will thread correctly.
Actually, it did here.
> However, just had a completely fresh Win7 and Cygwin install
You are aware that Microsoft is giving out free Windows 10 upgrades to valid Windows 7 license holders, right?
I bring it up not just because itâs the new shiny, but also because I continue to be unable to reproduce your symptom under Windows 10, and Microsoft did a huge amount of work on the Windows console in this release:
Iâve also failed to reproduce your symptom under MinTTY, though you may be interested to know that the test cycle completes in about 1/12 the time here. :) (Over 2 min for cmd.exe vs about 10 sec for MinTTY.)
(You can make the test script time(1)-able by adding â-c qâ to the vim command, so that it immediately quits after loading the log file.)
I did 5+ test runs under each console.
When you say âcompletely freshâCygwinâ, do you mean that you didnât even start with an archive of downloaded packages? Did you use a different package mirror?
I donât know if this is relevant, but have you done a memtest86 (or similar) pass on that machine? Dodgy RAM could explain intermittent calloc() failures.
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