Extend faq.using to discuss fork failures

Eric Blake eblake@redhat.com
Fri Aug 26 14:08:00 GMT 2011

On 08/25/2011 08:08 PM, Ryan Johnson wrote:

> Based on the feedback on cygwin-dev, I've put together a revised pair of faq.using entries: one listing briefly the symptoms of fork failures and what to do about it, and the other giving some details about why fork fails (sometimes in spite of everything we do to compensate).

> +
> +<listitem>DLL injection by BLODA. Badly-behaved applications which
> +    inject dlls into other processes often manage to clobber important
> +    sections of the child's address space, leading to base address
> +    collisions which rebasing cannot fix.

I would suggest adding an <a href=> tag around BLODA, to point users to 
the list of known bad software.

Eric Blake   eblake@redhat.com    +1-801-349-2682
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