interesting behavior

Chris Faylor
Thu Mar 9 08:08:00 GMT 2000

On Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 07:11:54AM -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- Eric Christopher <> wrote:
>> Okay.  Here's a new one.
>> I've got a directory structure / like this:
>> bin contrib etc home <few other things>
>> I decide to mount contrib to where it actually is:
>> 'mount g:\cygwin\contrib /contrib' 
>Umm... You're executing the command from bash.  The \ is used for character
>quoting so you end up with g:cygwincontrib as the source directory.  Just check
>the registry entry.  From bash you could use `mount g:/cygwin/contrib /contrib'

Hey!  Good catch, Earnie!  I completely missed that.

>> (this didn't acutally do anything)
>It won't actually change anything when you get it correct either since
>g:\cygwin is mounted as /.  It might even cause Cygwin to be slower since it
>adds to the hashing levels.

Actually, it might be a little faster depending on the size of the mount
table since the table is not hashed.  It is sorted in reverse length order
so '/' is always matched last.


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