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[ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 2.8.0-0.5




Hi folks,


I uploaded a new Cygwin test release 2.8.0-0.5

This version adds the getloadavg function and a few minor changes to
better support Netapp filesystems.

I'm planning for a release end of this week.

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What's new:
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- New API: timingsafe_bcmp, timingsafe_memcmp

- New API: dladdr

- New API: getloadavg


What changed:
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- cygcheck and strace now always generate output with Unix LF line endings,
  rather than with DOS/Windows CR LF line endings.

- fork now preserves the load order of unrelated dlopen'd modules.

- pthread_cond_wait now acts like Linux and BSD: Resume waiting for the
  condition variable as if it was not interrupted, rather than returning 0.

- The internal <sys/_locale.h> header was renamed to <xlocale.h> for
  source compatibility with other systems.

- Try harder supporting Netapp drives.


Bug Fixes
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- Fix a few problems which are the combined culprit of fork failing
  when called recursively from a pthread.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2017-03/msg00113.html

- Fix potential buffer overflow in getrandom.

- Fix write(2) return value for writes > 2 GB.

- Workaround Windows NUL having the same problem for writes > 4 GB.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2017-03/msg00144.html

- Fix a potential crash in duplocale.
  Addresses: https://sourceware.org/ml/newlib/2017/msg00166.html

- Fix dlopen/dlclose reference counting to make sure FreeLibrary isn't
  called too early in forked process.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2017-03/msg00220.html

- Fix concurrency problems in cygserver.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2017-03/msg00218.html

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Thanks,
Corinna

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