cygwin 1.7 lock directory problem

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Aug 18 14:23:00 GMT 2010


On Aug 18 10:07, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 09:51:29PM +0800, Huang Bambo wrote:
> >2010/8/18 Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com>:
> >> On 08/18/2010 05:08 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>>>> Looks like this behaviour is a problem and we should better close the
> >>>>> old handle. ?What to do with the new one? ?Just set it to NULL and
> >>>>> disallow stackdumps as long as we're in a virtual path? ?Or set it to
> >>>>> some well known path, like Cygwin's root?
> >>>>
> >>>> /var or /tmp would be more sensible.
> >>>
> >>> Maybe, but it also costs time. ?/var and /tmp Windows paths have to be
> >>> generated by a full path conversion every time you call chdir() to a
> >>> virtual directory.
> >>> The Cygwin installation path (aka the root dir) is just available.
> >>
> >> Using / as the fallback during a virtual directory makes sense to me
> >> (there may be other permission problems if / is not writable by the
> >> current user, but a stack dump is a best effort attempt anyways).
> >>
> >Even in linux, you can't generate core file in virtual directory also,
> >so just don't generate core file if you can't write at anywhere.
> 
> Right.  I don't think we need a fallback.  How is this any different
> than what happens when you generate a core dump in linux in a read-only
> directory?

I just applied a matching patch.


Corinna

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