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When using cygwin I often get some error followed by a stack trace that looks like

123456789 [main] ssh 1234 fork: child 4321 - died waiting for dll loading, errno 11

I get this very often when using git-svn, and have also heard of people getting this error using apache httpd, xist, gvim. I haven't ever been able to track down the root cause of this.

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Curing the symptom of this problem took some googling.

  1. Shutdown cygserver (if running): net stop cygserver
  2. Close all cygwin processes
  3. Run the ash shell C:\path\to\cygwin\bin\ash.exe
  4. Run rebaseall $./rebaseall

This should get things working again.

This is based on http://www.garethhunt.com/2008/02/11/cygwin-died-waiting-for-dll-loading/

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