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Re: Some programs (vi, ssh) crash when screen buffer height is big

Thanks Warren.

> After sending the window full-screen, lookee lookee:
> 2014/11/04 17:40:58 Ending cygwin install
>    112 [main] vi 4424 C:\cygwin64\bin\vi.exe: *** fatal error - cmalloc would have returned NULL
> /x: line 6:  4424 Hangup                  vi -c q /var/log/setup.log
> It happened on the first run, with a 317x85 window and 9999 lines of scrollback buffer.

OK, at least it's reproducible by one more person :)

> So why not run under mintty, then?  Cygwin runs better under mintty in general.

For various usability reasons (tabs being the biggest I think), I'm
using ConEmu ( and running bash
directly from it. I am not sure if it's even possible to use mintty -
it just might run console -> mintty -> bash, so might present the same
issue - but will take a look at that to confirm.

However, assuming it is not possible to run mintty under ConEmu and
short of downsizing the window, do you know of any solutions /
workarounds I have with the default console that I can try?

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