patch to

Mark Bradshaw
Thu Jul 19 14:27:00 GMT 2001

I've track down a problem with the sftp server hanging under Windows NT (not
Windows 2000) to the readdir function in  The sftp server called
readdir with a directory handle repeatedly to get all the directory entries.
When the directory has been fully read it calls readdir one more time with a
(now) invalid handle.  This causes FindNextFileA to never return.  I've add
a small bit of code to check for the invalid handle before called
FindNextFileA, and that seems to have corrected the problem.  The latest cvs
version of didn't show any changes to readdir, so I assume this
hasn't been patched yet.

There is code that checks for an invalid handle, but it also checks whether
it's the first time readdir has been called.  This doesn't match the error
condition occurring with the sftp server.  I added a quick check after that
that simply returns res as NULL.  There may be additional things that you
want to add in.

As I noted above, this error only occurs with Windows NT, not 2000, but the
changed code still appears to function normally under Windows 2000.

BTW, any idea when the next version of the cygwin dll will be released?



--- /usr/src/cygwin-1.3.2-1/winsup/cygwin/        Sat May 12 18:32:40
+++ /tmp/ Thu Jul 19 14:46:13 2001
@@ -160,6 +160,10 @@ readdir (DIR * dir)
          return res;
+  else if (dir->__d_u.__d_data.__handle == INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
+    {
+      return res;
+    }
   else if (!FindNextFileA (dir->__d_u.__d_data.__handle, &buf))
       DWORD lasterr = GetLastError ();

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