rm -rf cannot delete the upmost directory level anymore on a Novell share

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Oct 24 12:05:00 GMT 2011

On Oct 24 13:49, Franz Sirl wrote:
> Am 2011-10-24 12:31, schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> >On Oct 24 12:11, Franz Sirl wrote:
> >>Am 2011-10-21 17:35, schrieb Corinna Vinschen:
> >>>On Oct 21 16:58, Franz Sirl wrote:
> >>>>I will create a support case with Novell. To make my understanding
> >>>>clear, I think there are actually 2 problems here (Win32 calls for
> >>>>illustration, assuming the directory is already opened):
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>   0. The directory has been opened with all sharing modes allowed "elsewhere".
> >>>
> >>>>should not succeed, but fail with STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION
> >>>
> >>>I didn't see a full strace from W7.  Did you check that this doesn't
> >>>happen anyway?
> >>
> >>strace attached. Succeeding here depends on the access modes of the
> >>open handle(s) or if the directory is not open at all.
> >
> >That's why I added the step 0.  But if the file is open elsewhere,
> >this step should not succeed based on the access modes, but only
> >based on the sharing modes allowed by the other handle.
> Not exactly, at least on W7. For example FILE_SHARE_READ doesn't
> seem to matter without FILE_READ_DATA.

Uh, right.  Scratch my comment.  ENOCOFFEE.

> >>Your changes work, I just tried the 20111023 snapshot. See the
> >>attached strace on Win7/64.
> >
> >Thanks, it looks like expected now, given NcFsd's behaviour.  Note
> >that this can't be fixed on NWFS.  On NWFS, only the changes to
> >upstream coreutils as outlined in
> >http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2011-10/msg00481.html will help.
> Yes, I noticed that one too, thanks. Any idea when the fix will show
> up in Cygwin's coreutils?

I'm not the maintainer...


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