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link.exe: Error 177

I've been using Process Explorer for many years.

My only annoyance with it is that it does not close the .pdb-handle for the associated program.
Steps to reproduce while creating programs (my case just now):

  • Inspect the threads of a running diff.exe (GNU-diff).

  • Do a rebuild of diff.exe.

  • Linker complains with:
    LINK : fatal error LNK1201: error writing to program database 'F:\MingW32\src\gnu\GNU-diff\src\diff.pdb';
    check for insufficient disk space, invalid path, or insufficient privilege

  • I have to exit procexp.exe to resolve this before trying a make diff.exe again.

Anybody else have this issue?

windows-sysinternals-procexp
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RyanC-0894 answered

Yes, I frequently experience this issue too. I wrote up my own report of this bug here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/863049/bug-report-pdb-file-handle-leaked-if-process-ends.html

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