Mount of VSS volumes (//?/GLOBALROOT/...) does not work

Jason Pyeron jpyeron@pdinc.us
Mon May 11 20:16:00 GMT 2009


Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote on Monday, May 11, 2009 15:07:

> Jason Pyeron wrote:
>> Sorry, I ignored the list addresses, I always try to remove peoples'
>> addresses. (any suggestions for outlok 2003?)
> 
> <http://home.in.tum.de/~jain/software/outlook-quotefix/>
> 
> I don't use Outlook so I can't speak for this but I've heard
> others on the list mention it.
> 

Sorta nice, but still does not let me munge the email address, infact it gets
all confused on lists. It put cygwin-owner atsign cygwin.com for this email, and
it is failing to strip sigs after sig dashes. But it quotes mail nicely.

>>>> Hmm, could I get a primmer on where to look to understand more.
>>>> I.E. which sources/functions.
>>> 
>> 
> <http://cygwin.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/src/winsup/cygwin/path.cc?rev=1.
>> 546&conten t-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup&cvsroot=src>
>> 
>> Here is the question I am going with: If the path starts with \\?\
>> don't strip the trailing slash, can this be cost effective or only
>> cost more in that case?
> 
> The real question that comes into play this path conversion
> code is whether or not any additional check/code is cost
> effective. 

Perfectly understood.

> This code is called constantly so a change that
> adds to the overhead of this call is going to be magnified
> many times, which is obviously a negative.
> 

Has anyone done a branching analysis on it? I have not finished groking it all
yet, but there is Allways Room for Improvement(TM).


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