rm -rf cannot delete the upmost directory level anymore on a Novell share
Thu Oct 20 13:10:00 GMT 2011
On Oct 20 13:50, Franz Sirl wrote:
> Am 2011-10-20 11:20, schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> >On Oct 19 18:43, Franz Sirl wrote:
> >>True. But on the other hand NWFS and NcFsd exercise a lot of pathes
> >>in the Cygwin sourcecode that aren't usually used.
> >Not really a lot. NWFS is known to have three problems:
> >- The NtQueryInformationFile(FileBasicInformation) call fails. This
> > call is only used in circumstance which don't affect NWFS.
> I think that still fails with NcFsd, I'll check it.
As I wrote, it's not used, so even if it fails, it's worth a
support case with Novell, but it doesn't mean we have to change
> >- NWFS only supports filenames which follow DOS conventions. That is,
> > it does not support filenames with leading spaces or trailing dots and
> > spaces. This is only checked for when generating filenames.
> Leading and trailing spaces seem to work, trailing dots fail with
> "Permission denied".
So we still have to assume that only DOS filenames work.
> >- NWFS does not support re-opening a file by handle, so it always has to
> > be re-opened by name. The only difference here is how the
> > OBJECT_ATTRIBUTES is created, with a handle or with a name.
> I've worked with Novell to fix that one for NcFsd, will be in one of
> the next releases (IR10 or IR11 I guess).
Cool, but I think that NcFsd should still be subsumed under NWFS.
The fact that re-opening doesn't quite work isn't such a big problem,
and by using the OBJECT_ATTRIBUTES with a name we can support older
versions of NcFsd as well.
> $ mount
> F: on /cygdrive/f type ncfsd (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
Ok, so it's not subsumed under any other filesystem. I'll change that
in CVS to handle NcFsd identical to NWFS.
> $ /usr/lib/csih/getVolInfo /cygdrive/j
> Device Type : 7
> Characteristics : 30
> Volume Name : <VOL_DEVEL>
> Serial Number : 1549160268
> Max Filenamelength : 255
> Filesystemname : <NcFsd>
> Flags : a2
> FILE_CASE_SENSITIVE_SEARCH : FALSE
> FILE_CASE_PRESERVED_NAMES : TRUE
> FILE_UNICODE_ON_DISK : FALSE
> FILE_PERSISTENT_ACLS : FALSE
> FILE_FILE_COMPRESSION : FALSE
> FILE_VOLUME_QUOTAS : TRUE
> FILE_SUPPORTS_SPARSE_FILES : FALSE
> FILE_SUPPORTS_REPARSE_POINTS: TRUE
> FILE_SUPPORTS_REMOTE_STORAGE: FALSE
> FILE_VOLUME_IS_COMPRESSED : FALSE
> FILE_SUPPORTS_OBJECT_IDS : FALSE
> FILE_SUPPORTS_ENCRYPTION : FALSE
> FILE_NAMED_STREAMS : FALSE
> FILE_READ_ONLY_VOLUME : FALSE
> FILE_SEQUENTIAL_WRITE_ONCE : FALSE
> FILE_SUPPORTS_TRANSACTIONS : FALSE
> The rest of your questions I will answer as soon as the new snapshot
> is available.
Are you ok if I send you an URL to a test DLL via PM for this issue?
I would add the "handle NcFsd as NWFS" as well to this DLL, otherwise
it would be identical to the latest snapshot, which should be available
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