A vexing installation problem

David Hinds dhinds@sonic.net
Thu Dec 30 23:15:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 at 09:36:21 AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> Could you try running this under gdb to see if you get more of a clue
> about where cygwin is dying?  The last entry in the snapshot is not
> necessarily indicative of this.

[ recap: my problem is that on a dual Xeon workstation running XP SP2,
  loading cygwin1.dll seems to crash out with a segfault about 99% of
  the time, but once I can get an instance of any cygwin program going,
  everything works fine after that ]

I've finally gotten a chance to look at this again.  I downloaded the
current snapshot (cygwin-inst-20041227) and tried running 'mount' from
that package under gdb.  The backtrace does not seem helpful, however:

> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /c/scratch/usr/bin/mount.exe
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> [Switching to thread 5496.0x15e8]
> 0x7c810858 in KERNEL32!CreateThread () from /c/WINDOWS/system32/kernel32.dll
> (gdb) backtrace
> #0  0x7c810858 in KERNEL32!CreateThread ()
>    from /c/WINDOWS/system32/kernel32.dll

-- Dave

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