strange crashes on invocation

Christopher Faylor
Fri Sep 24 07:04:00 GMT 2010

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:13:42PM -0500, Heath Kehoe wrote:
>  I have a build system that uses rake under cygwin, and every so often 
>a build tool will crash on invocation:
>       1 [main] bclanc 1576! C:\budcat\tools\bin\bclanc.exe: *** fatal 
>error - could not load w, Win32 error 998
>Stack trace:
>Frame     Function  Args
>00289F44  6102740B  (00289F44, 00000000, 00000000, 00000000)
>0028A234  6102740B  (61179C20, 00008000, 00000000, 6117B997)
>0028B264  61004B2B  (6117B084, 61163DD0, 00000000, 00000000)
>0028B4C4  6100137A  (61053A9A, 00000168, 00000002, 00000002)
>bclanc is a tool compiled under cygwin that uses a few win32 APIs 
>(Semaphore, CriticalSection, CreateThread). Unfortunately, this crash 
>doesn't happen very often (maybe once every few hundred invocations). 
>The build system does parallel processing similar to "make -jN", so 
>there may be several build tools and compilers (both cygwin and 
>non-cygwin) running or being invoked at any given time.
>I tried setting the CYGWIN env variable (export 
>CYGWIN="error_start:C:\cygwin\bin\gdb.exe") but gdb does not come up 
>when this crash happens, so I'm at a loss for how to gather more info.
>I checked against the BLODA, and I uninstalled Symantec Endpoint 
>Protection in case it was causing any problems, however I still get 
>these crashes. I don't have anything else on the BLODA.
>My OS is Win7 x64. Cygwin is built from CVS as of 2010-09-21 12:11 
>(though I'm pretty sure I've seen this on 1.7.7 as well)

If you're building this yourself then you'll have to investigate
what function is associated with 0x6102740B.  You can use addr2line
or gdb for that.


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