bash page fault on Win98SE when running non-Cygwin programs

irwin@bongo irwin@bongo
Sat Jun 18 16:18:00 GMT 2005

On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 21:49:39 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>Corinna managed to narrow down the problem with 16-bit programs so there
>will be a fix in the next snapshot (and eventually in 1.5.18) but
>without specific information about failing 32-bit programs there will be
>no fix forthcoming for that problem.  Since all of cygwin consists of
>32-bit programs, this problem cannot be too prevalent.

As it turns out, the 32-bit program that I thought was causing the problem was
actually running a a very old EMX (remember EMX?) binary, which was the real
culprit. My apologies for the misdirection.

>Please try the 2005-Jun-18 snapshot when it eventually shows up at

The cygwin1 DLL in this snapshot has fixed the problem, at least for the 16-bit
programs I have tried. My thanks to you and Corinna.

>In case it isn't obvious, this is a Windows 98/Me bug, not a Cygwin bug.
>That hardly matters, since we still have to deal with it, but I thought
>I should mention this fact in the interests of full disclosure.

A Windows bug? I'm shocked. Shocked!

/Irwin Meisels
irwinm at rogers dot com

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