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Re: Cygwin bash for loops : repeated errors : [main] bash 1972 fork: child -1 - CreateProcessW failed for <bash.exe> errno 9 bash: fork: Bad file descriptor
- From: Vermessung AVT - Wolfgang Rieger <w dot rieger at avt dot at>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:03:22 +0000
- Subject: Re: Cygwin bash for loops : repeated errors : [main] bash 1972 fork: child -1 - CreateProcessW failed for <bash.exe> errno 9 bash: fork: Bad file descriptor
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I also get Bad File Descriptor errors, though in a quite different situation, see my recent topic "gawk: Bad File Descriptor error with concurrent readonly access to a network file" on Sep 25. There seems to be some issue in some file opening process that occurs with parallel processes and eventually concurrent file access (as in my case). May be the basic problem behind is similar to yours?
> After observing for a week on the system with the fix applied, I did not see this issue reoccur.
> I do however still suspect that it is a bug in cygwin, indeed a race condition of some sorts, which probably becomes
> apparent when starting up a process takes (much) longer than expected.
> As said, the guard32.dll is probably scanning the new CreateProcess candidate. I suspect that there's an timing
> assumption in the Cygwin fork code. But as I cannot be sure, I leave it at that.