Inode number and file size problems in version 3.2.1

Ken Brown
Mon Jul 5 18:19:56 GMT 2021

On 7/1/2021 12:21 PM, Ken Brown via Cygwin wrote:
> On 7/1/2021 8:15 AM, Ruurd Beerstra via Cygwin wrote:


>> I found a patch (cygwin1-20210426.dll) with an updated cygwin1.dll. That fixed 
>> the hangs.


>> Note the wrong (changing) times when I use the current 'stat' (the first 
>> output is not the same as the 2nd one), while the old version consistently 
>> reports correct times, size and inode number. A quick test shows that the 'ls' 
>> command (I assume caused by the underlying stat(2) call) reports the same 
>> inode number for ALL files.
>> It also reports either a size of "0" or 8192 for ALL files.
> Can you tell us something about i:\ivt so that someone could try to reproduce 
> the problem?  What kind of drive is i:?  Does the path "i:\ivt" by any chance 
> involve native symlinks or junctions?


Can you answer the questions?  If there's a bug in the 20210426 snapshot, we'd 
like to fix it.  But first it would be good if you would test the most recent 
snapshot (20210507), available at, to see if it's 
already been fixed.



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