git fork failure on pull with a workaround (hopefully a clue for a fix)

Sat Mar 16 10:31:00 GMT 2013

I'm getting this now, I get it not just on git pull but also on git branch,
git status, and others.  I've got a script that gives me status on a series
of repos and the for failure happens perhaps 1 in 10 repos that are
inspected.  If I do a series of git pulls, it happens constantly.

The bug started showing up for me tonight for the first time, and now it's
happening all the time.  I didnt change anything about my environment or my
cygwin install, was just doing normal work.

I tried those various "shorten your path" workarounds with zero success,
they did not change my failure rate at all.

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