I found an automake test that didn't behave properly (cont5.test). It
had a success rate of about 50% for me on MSYS. I have reduced it to
the attached simple test case, which fails much more often than the
I.e. start a process in the background, check if it is alive with
kill -0 (which it should be), and report failure if it isn't. But it
appears that kill fails if it is executed too soon after the new
process was created...
Now, I know that I'm not personally up to date, but someone
else stated that it also happens with up to date software.
$ sh --version
GNU bash, version 3.1.0(1)-release (i686-pc-msys)
Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
$ uname -a
MINGW32_NT-5.1 PEDA-PC 1.0.11(0.46/3/2) 2009-07-11 17:46 i686 Msys
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