Curious behavior of fifo on cygwin 1.7.5

Christopher Faylor
Tue Aug 17 21:51:00 GMT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 07:25:25PM +0200, Etienne Carriere wrote:
>I currently have a curious behavior with fifo (named pipes on cygwin
>1.7.5) . I first discovered when using Nagios on cygwin but I achieved
>to simplify it . The scenario is the following :

If you search the mailing list archives, you'll see a fair number of
problems with fifos and you'll also see my acknowledgement of same.

fifos in Cygwin are a work-in-progress and are not guaranteed to work
like their linux counterparts.

I do poke at them from time to time but, for now, you'll have to
consider them to be "as-is".  That means that some things are broken.


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