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Re: cygwin 1.7 lock directory problem

2010/8/18 Eric Blake <>:
> On 08/18/2010 05:08 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> 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.
> Using / as the fallback during a virtual directory makes sense to me
> (there may be other permission problems if / is not writable by the
> current user, but a stack dump is a best effort attempt anyways).
Even in linux, you can't generate core file in virtual directory also,
so just don't generate core file if you can't write at anywhere.

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