Win98: GetDiskFreeSpace fails on shares

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jun 16 15:04:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 08:00:40AM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>Can anybody reproduce this or is this just on my machine?
>>Anyway, does anybody here have a nice idea how we can workaround this
>>for 9x in the statvfs function in
>I get the exact same thing here.  I did notice however that I can
>successfully do "df //machine/share" iff //machine/share is mapped to a
>drive letter (but not necessarily mounted anywhere.) In the "mounted
>on" column of the output it shows /cygdrive/x where x is the drive.
>I also noticed that I get a nasty "bash: program has performed an
>illegal option and will be shut down" error if I try to run "net use"
>from a bash prompt.  The error is one of those that won't go away, you
>can hit "Close" as many times as you want and it keeps coming back.  It
>happens after the output of the "net use" command completes, like when
>bash is trying to read its process exit code.  Gawd I hate win98...

I suspect that the bash problem is precisely what Corinna was trying to
debug before being sidetracked to the statvfs problem.


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