On Dec 19, 2007 11:40 AM, Nimish Pachapurkar wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2007 9:31 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Dec 19 08:54, Nimish Pachapurkar wrote:
> > > On Dec 19, 2007 8:39 AM, Corinna Vinschen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > I have 2K8 RC1 installed myself and I see these strange hangs, too.
> > There are at least three different types of hangs when running a Cygwin
> > process.  None of these hangs occur with non-Cygwin processes, nor do
> > they occur in Vista (not even in the SP1 RC1 version).  Strange enough,
> > these hangs occur when calling OS functions and these OS functions are
> > taking the CPU time, apparently.  At this point in time I hope this is
> > just one tiny bug in RC1 which will be fixed.
> >
> I tried a slightly older version of server 2008. I am not sure which
> one it is - most likely RC0. And Cygwin works like a charm. I have no
> clue what's the big difference between the two.
> I tried Version 6.0 (Build 6001: Service Pack 1, v.275) and Cygwin
> works. (Probably RC0)
> I tried Version 6.0 (Build 6001: Service Pack 1, v.667) and Cygwin fails. 
> (RC1)
> I also think it is a bug that will hopefully go away soon. Hope this
> is useful to others.

I did some more testing.

It seems that the hang problem is specific to python only. I tried the
Windows Server 2008 with Hyper V RC1 version which is a later build
than the enterprise RC1 version. The python hang persists. However,
cygwin installation with or without python goes through without a
problem. Python hangs when opening the interactive interpreter shell
or when running a python script. Commands like "python --help" work
just fine.

How could I debug it further? What tools do cygwin developers usually
use to figure out where the problem is? I tried using WinDbg but could
not make much sense out of it.


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