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Re: findutils still broken

On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 07:24:00PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>----Original Message----
>>From: Christopher Faylor
>>Sent: 21 April 2005 19:20
>>On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 05:39:57PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
>>>Also, I've noticed that some cygwin syscalls are sloppy, and change
>>>errno to EISDIR even when they are successful.
>>Cygwin does try only to set errno when there is an error.  If you have
>>specific evidence to the contrary please report it.
>In any case, it's legitimate to set errno to anything you like in a
>system call, because the application is only allowed to pay attention
>to the value of errno if the system call returns an error exception.
>If the system call returns success (generally zero), the value of errno
>is undefined and it's not valid to pay any attention to it.

Yes.  I know.

Nevertheless, Cygwin does try only to set errno when there is an error.
There are some cases where that isn't true but I didn't see any that
referred to EISDIR.


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