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Re: [bug] Crazy I/O. -cont.

I took a look at implementation of FILE structure in newlib/libc/include/sys/reent.h (src distribution). It contains the field -offset:

struct __sFILE {
    int    _offset;    /* current lseek offset */

Struct FILE typedef'ed as __sFILE. So, there exist two file offset references: one for streams, another for block I/O. I think, block I/O is based on WinAPI file I/O. Stream I/O should be built, in general, on block I/O level. And when you use lseek() the resulting file offset is not sinchronized with the file offset field in the respective stream structure (*stdin, in your case) because block I/O knows nothing about stream I/O.



-----Original Message-----
From: Earnie Boyd <>
To: Michael V. Nikolaev <>; cygwin users <>
Date: 8  1999 . 21:45
Subject: Re: [bug] Crazy I/O.

>---"Michael V. Nikolaev" <> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Earnie Boyd <>
>> To: cygwin users <>
>> Date: 8  1999 . 18:46
>> Subject: [bug] Crazy I/O.
>> Hi!
>> You use stdin as a _stream_ when calling gets(). So, try to call
>fseek(stdin, 0L, SEEK_SET) after the second dup2(). It should work.
>Didn't help.  Besides, it shouldn't be needed.
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