[ANNOUNCEMENT] Public Cygwin 1.7 test starts today

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Dec 12 18:52:00 GMT 2008

On 12/12/2008 10:48 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Corinna Vinschen on 12/12/2008 7:58 AM:
>> I don't think it's the right way to special case this for Cygwin in
>> kpathsea.  This isn't exactly a Cygwin issue.  The right thing to do
>> would be to change the test in a generic fashion from
>>   if (st_nlink > 2)
>> to
>>   if (st_nlink != 2)
> More generally, it is possible to optimize to spot the number of
> subdirectories when st_nlink >= 2.  The point is that the optimization is
> invalid if st_nlink < 2, on any file system (not just cygwin).

Thanks.  I've sent a revised patch to the texlive developers 
(http://tug.org/pipermail/tlbuild/2008q4/000460.html).  Cygwin's tetex 
maintainer might need to apply a similar patch.


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