Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jun 14 08:08:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 11:41:00AM +0400, egor duda wrote:
> Hi!
> Wednesday, 13 June, 2001 Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> Wednesday, 13 June, 2001 Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> 
> >> CV> Typically it's the other way around. If a Win32 application opens
> >> CV> a file using the `CreateFile' call, it has exclusive access to the
> >> CV> file while it's opened. If the application want's to share the
> >> CV> file with other apps, it can do that by giving additional flags
> >> CV> to `CreateFile' (FILE_SHARE_READ, FILE_SHARE_WRITE). Cygwin's
> >> CV> open(2) call uses these flags by default.
> >> 
> >> well, CreateFile() accepts 0 as second argument, which is what we
> >> need-- just query information no matter if anyone opened file in
> >> DENYALL mode. i've just tested it on nt4.0 -- it works fine.
> >> 
> >> the only question is whether we should add new parameter to
> >> fhandler::open(), say 'int cygwin_flags', or define new flag in
> >> fcntl.h? for me, the first one looks preferable.
> CV> Wow. I just read the MSDN entry of CreateFile and I must admit
> CV> that I always slipped over that sentence without reading it.
> CV> It seems obvious now. If that really works (as you state),
> CV> it would be the ultimate solution for `fstat'.
> CV> I think you're right using some internal flag. It's not needed
> CV> to create a new fcntl flag.
> patch attached. i was a bit confused to discover, however, that
> stat_worker works somehow without it. AFAICS from stat_worker code,
> if it cannot open file, it still tries to get as much information as
> it can, file size and times included. so, du works for me either with
> or without this patch.

The patch is fine, IMO.


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