Andrew Dunstan <> writes:
> This made no difference. And I'm not really surprised, since the test is
> not hanging when run from an MSVC build.

Oh well.

> The latter fact makes me
> theorize that the problem arises from the fairly ancient perl that Msys
> provides, and which we need to use to run prove so the TAP tests
> understand the environment's virtualized file paths.

It might be interesting to look into its copy of IPC::Run and see if
the wait technology is different from later versions.

> The attached patch should get around the problem without upsetting the
> good work you've been doing in reducing TAP test times generally.

I still find this pretty ugly :-(.

                        regards, tom lane

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