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FW: stat(2) triggers on-demand virus scan

Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
>> From: Paul McFerrin
>> Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:19 PM
>> To: Cygwin@
>> Subject: Re: stat(2) triggers on-demand virus scan

>> If the stat(2) is following the MS SDK guidelines for POSTIX
>, POSIX.  It's POSIX.
>> compatability, then I don't see much other attractive
>> recourse but live with MS supid design.

  Gary, he knew that perfectly well, it's just that the T got lost from
'stupid' and somehow ended up in the middle of 'POSIX'.  Probably just got
shook up then settled in packing and shipping.

> The long non-rant answer would require a logical explanation from
> Microsoft as to why their filesystem infrastructure is completely
> incapable of properly handling removable media, and that is highly
> unlikely to be forthcoming.

.. and would require, at the very least, a re-definition of the word
"completely" before it could make much sense.  Come on, give M$ their due
: their fs infrastructure is only _partially_incapable_ of properly handling
removable media.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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