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From: Johannes Schindelin <>
To: Ramsay Jones <>
Cc: Adam Dinwoodie <>,
	Junio C Hamano <>,
	GIT Mailing-list <>
Subject: Re: Test failure for v2.16.0-rc0 on cygwin
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 21:55:10 +0100 (STD)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>


On Tue, 2 Jan 2018, Ramsay Jones wrote:

> On 02/01/18 15:32, Ramsay Jones wrote:
> > On 02/01/18 11:36, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> >> On Saturday 30 December 2017 at 02:40 pm +0000, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> >>> On Saturday 30 December 2017 at 02:21 pm +0000, Ramsay Jones wrote:
> [snip]
> >> I'm not able to reproduce this: t5580 is passing on both my Windows 10
> >> test systems on v2.16.0-rc0.
> [snip]
> > I just tried running the test again by hand, and I can't get it to fail!
> > 
> > Hmm, I have just set off a complete test-suite run, so I won't be able
> > to report on that for a while ... ;-)
> Yep, as expected, the test-suite passes no problem now! ;-)
> > I have an idea: when running the failing tests the other day, I was
> > remotely logged in via ssh (I have cygwin sshd running on my win10
> > box), but today I was logged in directly. The sshd daemon is run by
> > a privileged user, so maybe that could be related ... dunno.
> Also, when logged-in remotely it fails consistently, when logged-in
> directly it passes consistently. :-D

You are most likely hitting cmd.exe at some point there. In cmd.exe, there
are some restrictions that are inherited by spawned processes AFAIU. For
example, the current directory cannot be a UNC path.

You are most likely running the interactive Cygwin session in MinTTY? Then
you do not get those restrictions. If you start Cygwin in a cmd.exe
window, you should see the exact same test failures again.


  reply	other threads:[~2018-01-04 20:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-12-30 14:21 Ramsay Jones
2017-12-30 14:40 ` Adam Dinwoodie
2018-01-02 11:36   ` Adam Dinwoodie
2018-01-02 15:32     ` Ramsay Jones
2018-01-02 19:34       ` Ramsay Jones
2018-01-04 20:55         ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]
2018-01-10 23:17           ` Ramsay Jones

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