bash hangs on WinNT Service Pack 5

Lance Zaklan
Thu Jan 20 21:22:00 GMT 2000

I'm seeing the same problem on Windows NT service pack 4 same versions
of cygwin and bash.  The build system is a modified gmake which 
uses a translater to convert .dsp and .dsw to gnu make files.  The
build is control by a perl script.  The behavior I observe is a sub-task
of the make process (often echo) goes into a loop burning cpu.  Killing
the looping echo program, results in all other bash shells getting
the no more processes error.  Interestingly, simple commands running
in a bash shell will hang.  When I attempted to ^C a stuck ls command
i got:
[main] c:\cygnus\CYGWIN~1\H-I586~1\bin\bash.exe 1000 (0)
lock_pinfo_for_update: rc 258, error 6

lance Zaklan

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> From: 	Prabhakar Goyal[]
> Sent: 	Thursday, January 20, 2000 2:42 PM
> To:
> Subject: 	bash hangs on WinNT Service Pack 5
> I am running a build process using gmake on WinNT SP5. Sometimes bash
> hangs
> sucking up all the CPU time. Time to reproduce the problem varies from 5
> minutes to one and half days.  Once this happens any command on other bash
> windows fail with "bash: fork : No more processes" error. It is possible
> to
> create processes (and threads) which have nothing to do cygwin (such as
> invoking notepad).  I am using b20.1, bash version 2.02.1(2).
> It seems there is a thread leak in cygnus compatibility layer. It seems to
> maintain some sort of table of threads which is running out of space
> causing
> fork() to fail (thougts?). Number of threads in the system goes up
> significantly after this problem is seen.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> regards,
> Prabhakar
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