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Re: pipe read hang on Win 2000

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: pipe read hang on Win 2000
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 15:54:58 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 20 Nov 2001, Greg Chicares wrote:

> "J.B." wrote:
> > 
> > Here's a problem I've encountered recently ...
> > 
> > Using the Win32 port of GNU make 3.79.1 on Windows 2000 with either the
> > Cygwin shell, or the MKS sh.exe, or even the Windows cmd.exe I get a
> > hang when running the following makefile:
> [snip makefile]
> > The hang appears to be on a pipe read.  Due to my lack of Win32
> > experience, that's all I can tell.  In addition, this makefile must be
> > in a recursive make, nested about 5 or 6 directories deep
> I'm still using win95, but let me try a shot in the dark:
>   Problem: Nested programs (e.g. make/gcc/cc1) cause NTVDM.exe to crash
>     or silently exit without finishing.
>   Workaround: Patch NTVDM.EXE [link to patch]

The URL you cite is unrelated to the native Win32 port of GNU Make.
DJGPP programs are DOS programs, as far as Windows is concerned,
even though they run in 32-bit protected mode.  NTVDM is the Windows
DOS emulator, so it is irrelevant to Win32 applications.

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