cygwin 1.7.9, problem with cygwin1.dll, path_conv::check, has_acls()? (Windows 7)

John Ruckstuhl
Wed Sep 14 20:52:00 GMT 2011

Larry Hall wrote:
> On 9/14/2011 1:56 PM, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> > The obvious way to troubleshoot this would be to use a network drive (Z:
> > for instance) instead of UNC or to mount the share and see if that
> > works. Naturally it would also make sense to test the latest Cygwin
> > snapshot and to see if you get the same result if you use //localhost/C
> > $.
> Right.  I was thinking this could fall into the category of a network
> share that needs to have the "noacl" mount option set.  So another
> option is to try mounting the UNC path to a Cygwin path (in /etc/fstab)
> and specify the "noacl" option.

Both of your comments are a bit over my head.  
I'll put in an honest effort to figure out what you mean, and then reply 
with results.
It seems you are suspicious of the mount... that a defective mount WOULD 
interfere when the target is expressed one way, and WOULDNOT interfere 
when the target is expressed the other way.

Meanwhile -- hopefully my presentation was clear... 
When I use only forward slashes THEN I get bad permissions and fail.
    Bad:   touch ./zoo.4
    Bad:   touch //hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck/zoo.6
If I refer to the target with at least some backslash in the path, all is good.
    Good:  touch .\\zoo.5
    Good:  touch //hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck\\zoo.7

And from the straces, line 202 differs -- the "Bad" case is using 
normalize_posix_path, the "Good" case is using normalize_win32_path.

strace.out (fail case, touch $(pwd)/zoo.6)
   201     44   33624 [main] touch 6444 normalize_posix_path: src //hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck/zoo.6
   202     40   33664 [main] touch 6444 normalize_posix_path: //hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck/zoo.6 = normalize_posix_path (//hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck/zoo.6)
   203     49   33713 [main] touch 6444 mount_info::conv_to_win32_path: conv_to_win32_path (//hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck/zoo.6)

strace.7.out (success case, touch $(pwd)\\zoo.7)
   201     38   35785 [main] touch 6840 normalize_posix_path: src //hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck\zoo.7
   202     39   35824 [main] touch 6840 normalize_win32_path: \\hyperdisk\Data\Engineering\ruck\zoo.7 = normalize_win32_path (//hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck\zoo.7)
   203     39   35863 [main] touch 6840 mount_info::conv_to_win32_path: conv_to_win32_path (//hyperdisk/Data/Engineering/ruck/zoo.7)

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