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Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 18:46:21 -0400
From:  <>
Subject: Re: --fork under Cygwin

I would REALLY like someone else that has worked with this look at it, before I poopoo it.  I have never used fork before, and simply tried to run with a 1 hash file, and -fork -inc:all.   It wrote some fork messages out (4 of them, I think).  There were numerous johns running, some listed as <defunct> some said they were running. Also numerous bashes.  It 'appeared' like what I would expect for a forking process.  However, things were not running, and were NOT killable.  The processes would not even go away with a kill from another shell, or any amount of ^C's or ^D's   I had to use a win32 process manager to clean up the mess.


---- Solar Designer <> wrote: 
> Off-list, Jim wrote:
> On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 06:14:25PM -0400, wrote:
> > Fork is evil under cygwin. I had to use process explorer to kill cygwins bash, and johns, trying to clean up.  The cygwin shell (even from another shell), would not kill the processes spawned.
> > 
> > It should be #defined out in options.c in a cywiin build, IMHO
> That's a pity.  I was hoping it'd work better.  I vaguely recall Rich
> reporting --fork almost working on contest edition under Cygwin, with
> only some caveats, and I was hoping I had addressed those now.
> Rich, maybe you could give the current code a try before we give up on it?
> Alexander

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