emacs problem

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Jul 10 23:18:00 GMT 2013


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 05:54:55PM -0400, Ken Brown wrote:
>On 7/10/2013 5:10 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 04:55:38PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 02:54:59PM -0400, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> On 7/10/2013 2:07 PM, J. David Boyd wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm starting to see this error quite a bit in the terminal window I started
>>>>> emacs from:
>>>>>
>>>>> 0 [main] emacs-X11 19400 C:\tools\cygwin\bin\emacs-X11.exe: *** fatal error in
>>>>> forked process - failed to create new win32 semaphore, Win32 error 87
>>>>
>>>> Have you tried rebaseall
>>>> (http://cygwin.com/faq.html#faq.using.fixing-fork-failures)?  This isn't
>>>> the typical error message you see from rebase problems, but it can't
>>>> hurt to try.  If that doesn't help, maybe you could test the build I
>>>> mentioned at
>>>
>>> That doesn't look like the standard fork problem, Ken.  The error comes
>>>from semaphore::_fixup_after_fork:
>>> ...
>>> Error code 87 is ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER.  The only two things that I
>>> can see which would cause that problem are "sec_non_nih" and
>>> currentvalue.
>>>
>>> I'll change the error to report on currentvalue.  I assume that
>>> currentvalue must be zero for some reason here and that is what is
>>> causing the problem but it would be nice to know for sure.
>>
>> The current snapshot has this change and a shot-in-the-dark attempt to
>> fix the reported problem as well.
>
>Thanks.  It's also possible that this isn't a Cygwin problem.  There are 
>known race conditions between emacs-24.3 and glib, which have been fixed 
>in the newer version of emacs that I asked Dave to test.

Given the point at which the problem occurs, I don't see how it could be
anything but a Cygwin problem.  It's in the fork code before anything
user-based should be kicked off.

cgf

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