Windows update vs. cygrunsrv

Brian Dessent
Wed Oct 12 22:24:00 GMT 2005

Eric Blake wrote:

> I don't know it this was unique to my machine, but am
> reporting it in case anyone else runs into the same
> issue.  When running Microsoft update today, on Win2k,
> the patch for Security Update for DirectX 9 for Windows
> 2000 (KB904706) hung during installation, with an
> instance of cygrunsrv hogging 100% CPU, until I had
> stopped every last one of my cygrunsrv processes.  I
> don't know what the Microsoft update was trying to do
> to running services during the update, but it obviously
> didn't interact very well with cygrunsrv.

That's odd, I installed all 9 of yesterday's Patch Tuesday updates and
none of them hung.  I had 3 or 4 cygwin services running at the time.


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