segfault on 32bit cygwin snapshot

Mark Geisert
Fri Mar 5 09:11:40 GMT 2021

Marco Atzeri via Cygwin wrote:
> On 04.03.2021 21:17, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>> On 04.03.2021 16:17, Ken Brown via Cygwin wrote:
>>> On 3/4/2021 6:50 AM, Takashi Yano via Cygwin wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 4 Mar 2021 12:11:11 +0100
>>>> marco atzeri wrote:
>>>>> I have no problem to patch Python to solve the issue,
>>>>> but I have not seen evidence of the dlsym mechanism .
>>>>> But of course I an NOT and expert in this field.
>>>>> If someone looking to the code can give me some hints,
>>>>> I will appreciate
>>>> I am also not sure where the dlsym() is used in python.
>>>> At least, os.uname() works in python 3.8.7 and 2.7.18 in my
>>>> environment even without that snippet. It seems that os.uname()
>>>> does not use dlsym(). Do I overlook something?
>>> This all started because Mark reported a problem building python 3.8.3:
>>> It's strange that Marco never bumped into the problem.
>>> Ken
>> I never built python using cygwin snapshots as Mark was trying to do,
>> all my builds were using 3.1.7.
>> Let me set a separate enviroment for building on latest snapshot
> I can not replicate with latest snapshot
> $ uname -svr
> CYGWIN_NT-10.0-WOW 3.2.0s(0.340/5/3) 2021-03-01 15:42
> nor in 64bit when building 3.8.8
> For what I see the DLL is always using a proper import
> from cygwin1.dll
> $ objdump -x libpython3.8.dll |grep uname
>          2b9de0   2170  uname
>          2b9de8   2171  uname_x
> the only thing not standard on my build system is a case sensitive
> filesystem and mount

I had concerns that I had somehow corrupted my build environment, and it was 
Marco's successes that convinced me to reinstall 3.1.7 to recover a known-good 
environment.  Then seeing Marco go ahead and release the different Python releases 
(yay!) I didn't investigate any further.

I'm now trying to locate the os.uname usage of dlopen/dlsym again just for the 
record but am having some difficulty.  I'll reply again when I've got it.
Thanks all,


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