[PATCH RFC] fork: reduce chances for "address space is already occupied" errors

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sat Mar 30 16:09:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-03-30 02:22, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Brian Inglis writes:
>> On 2019-03-29 14:23, Achim Gratz wrote:
>>> Brian Inglis writes:
>>>>> If you are packaging your own exes and dlls with your own local Cygwin distro,
>>>>> you should point to your local utility directory with a path in a file under
>>>>> /var/lib/rebase/user.d/$USER for each Cygwin userid on each system, or perhaps
>>>>> you might also need to add your own production exes and dlls into
>>>>> /var/cache/rebase/rebase_user and /var/cache/rebase/rebase_user_exe: see
>>>>> /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/_autorebase.README.
>> I was wondering as my first para above stated, whether rebase_user{,_exe} would
>> be the proper place to add 3rd party Cygwin dlls and exes, that are distributed
>> with Cygwin (internally)?
> Well, if you are distributing something (even just locally), then
> preferrably you make proper Cygwin packages and you will never have to
> deal with rebase yourself.
> The options you allude to above are meant for cases where that just
> isn't possible and so you install things without using setup and often
> also outside the Cygwin install (permanently, not temporarily until it
> gets packaged).  You still need to run setup after each change so
> autorebase can pick up on it.

Thanks Achim,

I think that those are possibly the answers the OP Michael was looking for,
depending on how they are using Gentoo Prefix: it did not seem like they were
installing their dlls and exes using Cygwin setup, but they could still run
autorebase under dash.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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