Win98: GetDiskFreeSpace fails on shares

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jun 16 15:06:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 03:36:46PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>----Original Message----
>>From: Corinna Vinschen
>>Sent: 16 June 2005 15:27
>> On Jun 16 15:21, Dave Korn wrote:
>>>> From: Corinna Vinschen
>>>> Right, the idea being (right now) that data is missing to fill out the
>>>> statvfs datastructure.
>>>   Well, we do have the number of bytes free, which is the main thing to
>>> get right.  And SUS gives us wriggle-room:
>>> "It is unspecified whether all members of the statvfs structure have
>>> meaningful values on all file systems"
>>>   So perhaps we could just choose a fake block size to report so long as
>>> the product of blocks*size gives the right result?
>> Sure, why not, as long as it's only done in case GetDiskFreeSpace returns
>> FALSE.  Are you perhaps contemplating the idea to prepare a patch (hint,
>> hint, hippo)?
>Wouldn't mind, but I don't have w98 here, I could do it at home on the
>weekend.  My tuits are also being taken up currently with the newlib
>lrint problem...

I would like to get a 1.5.18 out soon, and lrint is one of the things I'd like
to get into cygwin.  Doesn't gcc provide built-in versions of some of "lrint"
style functions?  Would it make sense to use those somehow?


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