stat matters

Christopher Faylor
Fri May 30 13:23:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 10:32:39PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>At 11:33 PM 5/28/2003 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 07:48:43PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>>>   So I suggest a more radical approach: do not check for root dir at all
>>>   whenever FindFirstFile fails with winerror 2 (although we know the 
>>>   file did exist a few ms ago and we have its attributes), call
>>>   with zero dates and lengths.
>>I guess this is the best approach.  Want to work up a patch?
>Done, but it's not that simple. The error is not 2 for remote drives. Also
>I don't know what it might be on all other systems. So I check for directory
>but not for specific errors. The worst that can occur is that a directory 
>that was being deleted while the stat was in progress will show up with a 
>wrong date. 
>2003-05-29  Pierre Humblet  <>
>	* (fhandler_disk_file::fstat_by_name): Assume
>	an existing directory is a root if FindFirstFile fails.

Please apply.


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