cygwin rsync ssh hang. Solved?

Mike news at
Wed Apr 13 13:54:52 GMT 2005

The legendary cygwin/rsync/ssh hang problem.  I have been tracking this 
for a while now and can say that the latest cygwin install appears to 
have fixed the problem on one of the setups that has consistantly failed 
in the past.  Have not put the update on to any production boxes yet, 
but it looks promising.  From the threads that I have read on the cygwin 
mailing lists, it would seem that a pipe problem in the cygwin1.dll has 
been resolved (non-blocking pipes that blocked?).  Anybody else seen an 
improvement of late?

The relevant cygcheck -s info:
$ cygcheck -s

Cygwin Configuration Diagnostics
Current System Time: Wed Apr 13 14:30:19 2005

Windows XP Home Edition Ver 5.1 Build 2600 Service Pack 2
     Cygwin DLL version info:
         DLL version: 1.5.14
         DLL epoch: 19
         DLL bad signal mask: 19005
         DLL old termios: 5
         DLL malloc env: 28
         API major: 0
         API minor: 126
         Shared data: 4
         DLL identifier: cygwin1
         Mount registry: 2
         Cygnus registry name: Cygnus Solutions
         Cygwin registry name: Cygwin
         Program options name: Program Options
         Cygwin mount registry name: mounts v2
         Cygdrive flags: cygdrive flags
         Cygdrive prefix: cygdrive prefix
         Cygdrive default prefix:
         Build date: Fri Apr 1 13:40:00 EST 2005
         Shared id: cygwin1S4
rsync                2.6.3-1
openssh              4.0p1-1


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