execution of C:/cygwin/bin/sh.exe failing during process fork.

marco atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 10:25:00 GMT 2012


On 4/2/2012 11:59 AM, prakash babu wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am using Cygwin (CYGWIN_NT-5.2-WOW64 1.7.11(0.260/5/3) 2012-02-24 14:05 i686 Cygwin) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 X64 Service Pack 2 .
>
> When I invoke C:/cygwin/bin/sh.exe from the command prompt it fails intermittently with the following error.
>
> $ C:/cygwin/bin/sh.exe -c 'date'
> 29196764 [main] sh 3588 fork: child -1 - forked process died unexpectedly, retry
>   0, exit code -1073741819, errno 11
> sh: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
> 30198805 [main] sh 3588 fork: child -1 - forked process died unexpectedly, retry
>   0, exit code -1073741819, errno 11
> sh: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
> 32199231 [main] sh 3588 fork: child -1 - forked process died unexpectedly, retry
>   0, exit code -1073741819, errno 11
> sh: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
> 36199854 [main] sh 3588 fork: child -1 - forked process died unexpectedly, retry
>   0, exit code -1073741819, errno 11
> sh: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable
>
> What are the possible causes for this error. Would reinstalling cygwin help ?
>
> thanks,
> Prakash
>

start from here for a full report:

> Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html

it could be a BLODA or a rebase issue.

Have you the same problem from Mintty instead of MS command prompt ?

Regards
Marco



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