Problems with autoconf-2.52 testsuite using current CVS Cygwin

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sat Aug 4 17:49:00 GMT 2001


On Sat, Aug 04, 2001 at 02:43:07PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>It seems like Corinna has tracked this down to a potential problem with
>vfork but I don't really understand what that is.  It could well be a
>problem with ash's use of vfork, too.

AFAICT, this is an ash problem.  ash was clearing it's trap list after a
program executed due to its thinking that it was in a forked process
rather than a vforked process where such an activity would clear the
parent.  So, none of the cleanup was done.

I checked in a couple of changes to rectify this.

Corinna, could you release an experimental version of ash and see if it
solves everyone's problems?

cgf



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