This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the GCC project.
Re: Problem with pex-win32.c
- From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian at airs dot com>
- To: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: 09 Mar 2006 23:20:42 -0800
- Subject: Re: Problem with pex-win32.c
- References: <4410CB30.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mark Mitchell <email@example.com> writes:
> The new pex-win32.c code doesn't operate correctly when used for
> MinGW-hosted tools invoked from a Cygwin window. In particular, process
> creation ("gcc" invoking "as", say) results in a DOS console window
> popping up. When invoked from a DOS window, things are fine.
> The reason for this problem is that the current code uses MSVCRT's spawn
> to create the process, and that function doesn't provide fine enough
> control. You have to use CreateProcess to make this work as desired.
> When invoking CreateProcess, you must set bInheritHandle to TRUE and
> pass a long a STARTUPINFO structure with dwFlags set to
> STARTF_USESTDHANDLES, and the various hStd* handle fields set to the
> values from the calling process. (I'm pretty sure that CodeSourcery
> posted patches that did that at one point; they were in our 3.4-based
> You might think that linking with -mwindows would work, and, indeed that
> avoids the DOS windows popping up in Cygwin -- but they you get no
> output at all under Windows.
> I guess I have two questions: (a) do you feel like fixing this, and (b)
> if not, do you have any objection to using CreateProcess?
I just copied the use of spawn from the earlier pex-win32
implementation. The pex_win32_exec_child function is basically
exactly the same code as before. I certainly have no objection to
using CreateProcess instead.
I could try a patch, but I can't test it, because I don't have a
Windows system. So it might be better if somebody else tackled it.