[patch] recognise when an exec()d process terminates due to unhandled exception

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Mar 24 00:09:00 GMT 2008

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 01:48:15PM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>After poking at this a little, I think it would be better to issue a
>>linux-like error message.
>>In my sandbox, I now have this:
>>bash-3.2$ ./libtest /cygdrive/s/test/libtest.exe: error while loading
>>shared libraries: liba.dll: cannot open shared object file: No such
>>file or directory
>>I haven't done the work to report on missing symbols yet but I think
>>that's a much less common error condition.
>Excellent.  The wording isn't really that important to me.  But I think
>what is important is that we don't allow the situation where something
>was unable to start and we are totally silent.  That leads to confusion
>because people start to try to debug or blame the program being run
>when in fact the program never saw the light of day in the first place.
>It's totally baffling when it happens and you're not aware to look for
>it.  So even if we can't give the name of the symbol in the case of a
>missing import, I think it's still important to say something.

Yes.  I really have been meaning to fix this for a long time.  It's my
fault that cygwin has this bug.  I appreciate your point the way to
how this could be solved.


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