Cygwin issues: modify-window and hangs

Max Bowsher maxb at
Sat Jan 25 00:11:02 EST 2003

Dave Dykstra wrote:
> While doing the tests we too experienced hangs at the end of copies.
> We were going over openssh from a Solaris 9 box to Windows 2000
> Cygwin.
> We tried the test from
> but it still experienced hangs.  It wasn't clear if the patch reduced
> the frequency or not.

Data point: I regularly rsync from (Linux, I presume. Not
Cygwin, anyway) to my local machine (Cygwin). I have never experienced a

> Has *anybody* been able to figure out a fix for this that really
> works?
> It sure would be nice to get something into 2.5.6 but we're about out
> of time for that because I need to put it out this weekend before I
> start a new (temporary) job on Monday.  I imagine that the issue I
> was experiencing could be a separate one and this patch really would
> help other hangs people are having; can anybody give me an argument
> for putting in the calls to "shutdown()" anyway?  I would make it
> only happen on Cygwin, because it is unknown if they will cause harm
> on other platforms.

Those platforms would have to be fairly broken. The behaviour of shutdown is
pretty clearly defined.


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