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Re: I cannot run zsh: child state waiting for longjmp

On Mon, 2 Aug 2010, Peter Stephenson wrote:

Greetings, Peter & Cesar,

On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 08:33:56 -0500
Cesar Romani <cesar.romani@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I built zsh-4.3.10 on MSYS on Win XP.
It's working fine but Whenever I set path to whatever value, let's
say: path=(. /usr/local/bin /mingw/bin /bin)

and run whatever command, let's say ls, I get:

$ path=(. /usr/local/bin /mingw/bin /bin)
$ ls
       0 [main] zsh 1556 sync_with_child: child 444(0x6AC) died before
initialization with status code 0xC0000135
   17380 [main] zsh 1556 sync_with_child: *** child state waiting for
zsh: fork failed: resource temporarily unavailable

I don't think we've ever attempted to support MSYS, and I'm guessing it's
not a lot like standard Unix, so we'd need someone with some fairly
detailed knowledge of it to volunteer to do so.  (Probably this only
touches the system level interaction, so detailed knowledge of zsh wouldn't
be so important.)  Unfortunately recent experience suggests that's highly

Unfortunately, I'm seeing this same kind of symptom under Cygwin (1.7.5)
when I run 'make check'.  Several of the tests generate something similar
to the above while others just plain hang and I have to kill the
subshells in order for it to continue.  I'm not sure how much of this is
Cygwin and how much of it is zsh.  I'll attempt to debug it but I don't
have the time right now.

Peter A. Castro <doctor@xxxxxxxxxxxx> or <Peter.Castro@xxxxxxxxxx>
	"Cats are just autistic Dogs" -- Dr. Tony Attwood

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