[Msys2-users] Debugging undeterministic segfaults

Gintautas Miliauskas gintautas.miliauskas at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 15:44:44 UTC 2014

> I think I have an idea of what's going wrong here. hvr@ was right in
> pointing out that we need to be careful with the PATH. It seems that the
> bundled gcc is picking up the system-wide DLLs, and bad things happen
> because of version incompatibilities. That does not explain why "rm" is
> crashing, but maybe that's fallout from cross-process damage. I will do
> some more testing. If this is indeed the cause, then hopefully debugging
> will not be needed anyway.

Update: even after setting PATH to have the embedded gcc path in the first
position to make sure that the right DLLs are, I still got a few segfaults,
so this is probably not it.

Gintautas Miliauskas
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