[PATCH] setup_pseudoconsole(): handle missing/incorrect helper gracefully

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon May 4 09:27:02 GMT 2020

On May  2 15:03, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> When `cygwin-console-helper.exe` is either missing, or corresponds to a
> different Cygwin runtime, we currently wait forever while setting up
> access to the pseudo console, even long after the process is gone that
> was supposed to signal that it set up access to the pseudo console.
> Let's handle that more gracefully: if the process exited without
> signaling, we cannot use the pseudo console. In that case, let's just
> fall back to not using it.



Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer

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