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

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Mon May 11 21:00:00 GMT 2009

Jason Pyeron wrote:
> 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?)
>> <>
>> 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 for this email, and
> it is failing to strip sigs after sig dashes. But it quotes mail nicely.

Sounds like it could use a patch or two. ;-)  Maybe someone else on this
list that uses it would have some ideas.

>>>>> Hmm, could I get a primmer on where to look to understand more.
>>>>> I.E. which sources/functions.
>> <
>>> 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).

I can't say.  I haven't.  Certainly if there's a way to make this faster,
easier, and better without any sacrifices, I think that would be generally
welcome. :-)

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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