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Re: cygwin 1.7 lock directory problem

On Aug 18 14:28, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> >> >>Do you have a series of steps that produces the problem you see?
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >As I said in previous mail.
> >> >1. cd /cygdriver/i    ( I is mounted as a usb-stick)
> >> >2.  cd /proc 3.  Use some tools such as Unlocker to check driver I,
> >> >Unlocker said driver I is locked by bash.
> >> >4. cd /          ( / is at d:\cygwin )
> >> >5.  do the same as step 3, driver is not locked by bash.
> >> 
> >> That's how Cygwin 1.7.5 would work.  I would expect different behavior
> >> for 1.7.6.
> > No, that's also how 1.7.6 works.  I documented this behaviour in
> >
> >   /* Note that we don't set the dir handle to NULL for virtual paths.
> >      The handle is used to generate a stackdump file.  Since we can't
> >      create a stackdump in a virtual path, we have at least *some*
> >      directory handle to generate the stackdump in.
> >      However, note that we have to make sure that we don't use the handle
> >      wrongly as soon as we start to use it in other cases as well. */
> > Looks like this behaviour is a problem and we should better close the
> > old handle.  What to do with the new one?  Just set it to NULL and
> > disallow stackdumps as long as we're in a virtual path?  Or set it to
> > some well known path, like Cygwin's root?
> /var or /tmp would be more sensible.

Maybe, but it also costs time.  /var and /tmp Windows paths have to be
generated by a full path conversion every time you call chdir() to a
virtual directory.
The Cygwin installation path (aka the root dir) is just available.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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