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Re: Cygwin 1.5.18 and //./PhysicalDrive??

On Nov  3 16:56, Loh, Joe wrote:
> Folks,
> Since updating the Cygwin 1.5.18, we started seeing problem similar to
> the what "dd" is experiencing.  The previous Cygwin DLL we used was
> Cygwin 1.5.16, at that works flawlessly.  Is anyone out there
> experiencing the same issue?
> I have reverted back to the Cygwin 1.5.16 and everything start working
> normally again.  Due to legacy support requirement we are still using
> the //./PhysicalDrive?? to accessing raw device in Cygwin.  
> I am also attaching the "strace" output at the end of this mail for the
> "dd" that failed.  Please advise what additional information is needed.
> See the example and result below:
> $ dd if=//./physicaldrive0 count=1 | od -x
> dd: opening `//./physicaldrive0': No such host or network path
> 0000000

Sorry, but using //./foo was deprecated already for a long time, see


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