Snapshot 20000522

Earnie Boyd
Tue May 23 14:37:00 GMT 2000

--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> On Tue, May 23, 2000 at 01:43:53PM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> >> But both of these are not recent problems and one may not even be a
> >> problem at all.
> >> 
> >> I can't duplicate the problems with zip but I'm using the CD version, not
> >> the CygUtils version.
> >
> >Hmm...  Actually, may not be related.  Anyway I've a cut version of a strace
> >showing the problem attached.  It seems the cached win32 value isn't
> correct. 
> >The file of interest is cardfile.c.
> From the strace log, the problem is that this:
> \home\boyde\prj\ncurses\test\cardfile.c
> is being passed to stat().  This is a MS-DOS path spec that is not translated
> to
> a cygwin spec due to Corinna's recent changes (which I asked for).
> I don't know where in gdb this path is being munged so strangely but that is
> what the problem is.  It actually looks like a gdb bug.

But, gdb is passing /home/boyde/prj/ncurses/build/objects/../../test/cardfile.c
to open as confirmed by:
 1469 83266416 [main] gdb 1006 _open: open
(/home/boyde/prj/ncurses/build/objects/../../test/cardfile.c, 0x10000)

Later we see

  201 83270897 [main] gdb 1006 mount_info::conv_to_win32_path:
est\cardfile.c(abs) 0x2(flags) = conv_to_win32_path

which indicates that the path was converted correctly, once.

It appears, and I'm not used to looking at strace, that gdb is opening
cardfile.c a second time with the same path as above.  It's this second open
that isn't correct.


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