(call-process ...) hangs in emacs

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 1 13:32:00 GMT 2014

On Aug  1 14:17, Peter Hull wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Angelo Graziosi
> <angelo.graziosi@alice.it> wrote:
> > Since I upgraded to Cygwin-1.7.31*, I see similar issue in building Emacs
> > trunk (--with-w32 build)... The build always hangs in compiling some .el
> > file. CTRL-C does not work and I have to search the running processes with
> > "ps" and kill them with 'kill -9'. Downgrading to 1.7.30, things work
> > better. Now I am using 1.7.30...
> By better, do you mean 'perfectly'? It seems like it might be a little
> bit intermittent, from the reports I have seen.
> It's easy enough to do a cvs rdiff between the releases if 1.7.30 is
> known to be good - I am happy to help but I am unfamiliar with the
> code so I don't know where to start looking...

It could be a problem with the new default pthread mutexes being
NORMAL, rather then ERRORCHECK mutexes.  Somebody would have to
debug it...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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