Cygdrive Path Prefix Patch Issue

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Thu Jun 15 08:02:00 GMT 2000


--- Jason Tishler <Jason.Tishler@dothill.com> wrote:
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> 
> I looked into the df source -- specifically read_filesystem_list() in
> fileutils/lib/mountlist.c.  The current implementation would attempt
> to interpret the cygdrive prefixes as ordinary file systems.
> 
> > and if there is a way to work around it.
> 
> I can add Cygwin specific code to ignore the cygdrive prefixes.  But,
> I'm concerned that all other code that uses getmntent() would need a
> similar change.
> 
> DJ Delorie wrote:
> > Could getmntent be extended to return, as one of the entries, the
> > automount path?
> 
> Implementing the above is certainly doable but will be fairly ugly.
> 
> Do we really want to go with this approach?  If the consensus is yes,
> then I will do so.  Are there any other, hopefully better, alternatives
> before I dive in?

This certainly sounds like we *don't* want to use this approach.  AFAICT a new
function named something like getumntent() would be better suited.

Cheers,

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