FindNextFileA (fhandler_disk_file::readdir) Bizareness under NTFS - Resolved

Reini Urban
Sun Feb 6 08:53:00 GMT 2005

Mark Paulus schrieb:
> I finally got enough time to track down this issue, and
> it comes down to a perl issue.  Seems that a perl script is
> creating the file, but it isn't doing a close on the file, so it's
> making the file hang around a bit too long (like maybe
> it's a race condition of NTFS).
> Anyway, I patched the perl script with an appropriate close (IN....)
> statement, and the issue/bizareness goes away.

But the race can only happen inside the perl script. Right?
perl implicitly closes all open files when the script exits.
(as well as it ideally should release all its memory, sigh)

Reini Urban

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