Problems with Mercury

Stipe Tolj
Fri Sep 11 18:40:00 GMT 1998

> ---Quote:
> bash-2.01$ mmc cat.m
> (C:\DATA\0058744\cygnus\usr\local\mercury-0.7\lib\mercury\bin\i386-pc-cygwin32\m
> ercury_compile.exe 1017) Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
> (C:\DATA\0058744\cygnus\usr\local\mercury-0.7\lib\mercury\bin\i386-pc-cygwin32\m
> ercury_compile.exe 1017) Dumping stack trace to mercury_compile.exe.core
> bash-2.01$
> ---End Quote.
> The error messages come after some time, not instantly.
> Any suggestions?

I had some problems too in geting the Apache HTTP Server running. Since it is
fork()ing childs, it seems to be crashing with a STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION after
trying to init a child process. I assume that this could be the problem at your

Have a look in the sources and find out where the fork() function may be called and
debug it around there, i.e. put some printf() instructions around the fork()s and
you'll know if it depends on that.


Stipe Tolj <>
Cygwin32 Porting Project
Department of Economical Computer Science
University of Cologne, Germany

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