df and ls for root directories on Win9X

Corinna Vinschen cygwin-patches@cygwin.com
Mon May 26 08:11:00 GMT 2003

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 05:54:32PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> Meanwhile I found out that my statfs change fixing the MS GetFreeDiskSpace
> bug exposes (on WinME only) a MS GetFreeDiskSpaceEx bug.
> <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3ben-us%3b314417>  
> Experimentally, that can be fixed by calling GetFreeDiskSpaceEx before
> GetFreeDiskSpace, but not more than once per 3 sec... BTW, looking
> up the disk properties in Windows has the same feature.

Did you actually test that?  The KB article doesn't tell anything about
calling GetFreeDiskSpace after GetFreeDiskSpaceEx fixing the problem.
It just says calling GetFreeDiskSpace instead ofGetFreeDiskSpaceEx is
a possible workaround (very funny).

OTOH, there's a fix for ME available at Micosoft.


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