I occasionally have to use Windows (XP under VMWare) and thought I would try
out msysgit so I installed the recent version (1.6.1). For what I was
wanting to use it for, it worked OK.
However, I then started getting crashes when using the Windows explorer. I would
click on a folder to look at its contents and, whammo, Windows would crash. It
just happened every now and again, not all the time.
I uninstalled msysgit and now the crashes are not happening any more. Not
exactly conclusive evidence but, perhaps, there's an issue there?
Has anyone else seen this?
no, never on virtual machines, nor on real systems (xp+vista).
could you try on a freshly installed version of xp inside a vm ? maybe
also provide please the release details (os, msysgit, etc...)
a test case allowing to reproduce with predictability would be also welcome...
http://detaolb.sourceforge.net/, a linux distribution for Qemu with Git inside !
Is that a clean windows XP system in VMware - with how much RAM?
- I just find it strange, because I've had a similar setup, but never
once got a crash like that.
Additionally, the BSOD is in the guest, and not the host?
- if it is the host that is BSOD'ing, then go check your memory,
something's wierd there.
msysgit does not install any drivers, so it cannot possibly be the
It's usually bad hardware or a bad driver. (VMWare is virtual
hardware, so buggy versions count as "bad hardware")
Either of the above can cause problems that appear and disappear based
on unrelated factors, which makes them hard to track down. But if it's
a BSOD, the root cause is not msysgit.
Thanks for the responses.
The crash is in the XP guest, not the host (the host is a Linux box).
The XP image is quite old and has had quite a lot of stuff
installed/un-installed over time so I will try again using a fresh XP VM
updated with all the latest M$ fixes.